Corro Courses: How To Properly Clean Your Horse Brushes
By Amy Smith
May 8, 2020
Have your horse brushes seen better days? Now is a great time to give your horse care products some cleaning and care. If your brushes aren't cleaning as well as they used, it may be time to give them a proper cleaning! In our first installment of Corro Courses, we'll show you how to easily clean your brushes, so that they can better clean your horse!
Knock or brush out as much hair and dirt as you can from the brushes.
Fill a bucket with hot water and mix in dishwashing liquid designed to lift out grease and rinse well.
If your brushes are all plastic and have synthetic bristles, add a dash of bleach to the mix. You’ll want to avoid using bleach on brushes with natural bristles and wooden handles as it can damage them. If you need to sanitize your natural, wooden brushes, add a conservative amount of Listerine® mouthwash to the wash water.
Soak the brushes for several minutes, agitating them to loosen dirt. Rinse and repeat the process until your water begins to clear.
Be sure to thoroughly rinse your brushes in order to avoid the buildup of soap and chemical residue.
Spread your clean horse brushes on a towel in a warm location where they can dry thoroughly before use.