How often should I clean my horse's brushes?

How often should you clean your horse's grooming brushes? Top groom Jenny Ellis answers just that.

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This depends on how often you use them. My horse is kept out in a field, so after grooming him once a day, I'll put mine in the washing machine once a week - usually at a weekend when I've got more time.

If you use them more often, for example on a busy competition yard, it's advisable to wash them once a day.

How do you wash your horse's brushes?

I'll put them on a cool wash with non-biological washing powder, but no conditioner. 

I'll also add a numnah or furry girth cover to the wash to add a bit of padding for the machine.