SIMPLE BRUSH CLEANING
A great end-of-summer project is cleaning your grooming brushes. Disinfecting brushes occasionally not only protects the health of your
horse’s skin, but increases the longevity of the tools themselves. Here’s a quick, simple method for getting it done:
1. Dislodge as much dirt and debris as you can by dragging a currycomb over the brush bristles or rubbing two brushes together briskly.
2. Dunk each brush into a large bucket of warm water that contains a small squirt of shampoo or dishwashing liquid. (Too much soap in the water will make the brush hard to rinse.) Swish the brush back and forth in the water a few times, and make sure it’s clean and the bristles are free of dirt. Then rinse it under running water until no soap bubbles are visible.
3. Soak the brushes in a solution of a half cup of bleach to one gallon of water for 10 minutes.
4. Remove the brushes and set them in direct sunlight to dry.