Proper Care and Maintenance of Natural Bristled Horse Brushes

Horse grooming is not only essential for the health and appearance of your equine companion but also for building a strong bond between you and your horse. Natural bristled horse brushes are a vital tool in this grooming routine, and learning how to care for them properly can ensure their longevity and effectiveness. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to maintain these brushes in top-notch condition.

1. Cleaning: Regular cleaning is crucial to keep your natural bristled horse brushes free from dirt, dust, and debris. After each grooming session, remove excess hair and debris by using Eqclusive Curry Comb . For a more thorough cleaning, follow these steps:

  • Fill a basin with warm water and a mild horse shampoo - we suggest Pro Sense Shampoo.
  • Gently swish the brush in the water 
  • Use Eqclusive Curry Comb to clean the brush in water or your fingers to remove any stubborn debris.
  • Rinse the brush under running water until the water runs clear. It helps to use Eqclusive Curry comb again under running water to speed up the rinsing process
  • Gently squeeze excess water from the bristles and reshape them if needed.
  • Allow the brush to air dry with the bristles facing down to prevent water from getting into the handle.

2. Removing Grease and Oil: If your horse's coat has accumulated grease or oil, you can use the Eqclusive Brush for Brushes to clean the brush. Follow the same cleaning steps as above.

3. Deep Cleaning: Occasionally, it's a good idea to give your natural bristled brushes a deep cleaning. Fill a basin with warm water and a small amount of vinegar. Submerge the brush in the water for about 15 minutes. The vinegar will help dissolve any residues and disinfect the bristles. Rinse the brush thoroughly under running water and allow it to air dry.

4. Avoid Excessive Moisture: Natural bristles can become brittle and prone to breakage if exposed to excessive moisture. Always avoid soaking the entire brush, especially the wooden handle. Store your brushes in a dry, well-ventilated area to prevent mold growth.

5. Storage: Proper storage is essential for maintaining the shape and integrity of your horse brushes. Hang the brushes with the bristles facing downward to prevent them from becoming misshapen at least once a month.

6. Regular Inspection: Periodically inspect your natural bristled brushes for any signs of wear, loose bristles, or damage. If you notice bristles that are coming loose, secure them using a small amount of wood glue to prevent further damage.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your natural bristled horse brushes remain effective and long-lasting. Regular cleaning, proper storage, and routine maintenance will not only benefit your brushes but also contribute to the overall well-being of your horse.

Happy grooming!

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