How often should you clean horse brushes?
There’s no point in grooming a dirty horse with dirty brushes. I recommend cleaning your grooming tools every one-two weeks depending on the season.
Can I put my horse brushes in the washing machine?
If your brushes are all synthetic with plastic handles, they can be washed in a bucket with a mix of warm water and dish soap.
Can natural bristle brush be disinfected?
Natural brushes are made from animal hair and therefore have hair cuticles that can collect and hold onto bacteria. They’re also trickier to disinfect. You have to treat natural brushes much like you treat your own hair.
How do you sterilize grooming tools?
Add a small amount of disinfectant, soap or bleach. For general cleaning a disinfectant or soap works well. For animals that are sick or have other issues, use bleach. Place the brush into the bucket and allow it to soak.
What do salons use to clean hair brushes?
Hair salons and barbershops swear by Barbicide, the blue solution you see combs and brushes soaking in on the counter. The salon staple has been around since the 1940s, and luckily it’s available at any beauty supply store.
How often should you wash your horse?
Determining how often you should bathe your horse is often based upon personal preference and need, or even industry practice. If you run a racing stable, you’re probably giving your horse a soapy bath after every ride, but if you’re managing a hunter/jumper barn, it’s more likely to be once a week.