Horse grooming brushes with natural bristles and fibers will not need to be washed. Instead, while you groom your horse, use a curry comb to brush off the excess dirt and dust from your brushes about every 4-6 strokes of use. Use your fingers in the goat hair brushes, not the curry. Be more gentle with mud brushes when cleaning with the curry.
Do not use water directly on the brushes or immerse in water. The wood cannot get wet at all. Instead, use a damp cloth with warm water and gently rub the bristles remove dirt.
For the goat hair brushes, sprinkle a small amount of corn starch on the bristles and use your fingers to gently brush of the excess. Do not use water on the
goat hair brushes.
There are many Leistner Horse Grooming Brushes to choose from and sometimes it can get confusing as to which brush to use and when to use it.
The basic rule of thumb is during the grooming process, start with the stiffest brush and end with the softest brush.
Based on your horse’s sensitivity and your personal preference to how much you like to groom, you can mix and match the brushes for your needs.
At the bottom of this page are some brush sets that we’ve put together that might also help you decide.
Here are the steps for grooming and the brushes appropriate for each step. You can click on the images to go to the page where those brushes are on the website.
Step 1: Curry
Step 2: Mud – stiff
The dandy flick removes the loosened dirt, dust, dander, and hair by using a flicking motion with the brush.
- Dandy Dust Brush
- Sweepy Flick Brush
- Mixed Bristle Dandy Step
Body brushes smooth the coat and removes the dirt and dust left behind by the dandy flick brush. Body brushes are available in different styles and sizes to accommodate personal preferences.
- Grand Gilbert
- Fury - Satchmo
- Esprit Angled (dual use medium soft and medium bristles)
Finishing brushes get the last of the dust on the coat revealing the shine.
- Dandy Coat Shine (soft)
- Large Goat Hair (very soft)
- Other Brushes -
- Leistner Brush Sets -
Need help with deciding or recommendations, or have question? Feel free to contact Toi Wall at email@example.com or 770-722-7661.