I clean my brushes super often and was always looking for the best and most effective way to do so. What I found was that if you get a bucket fill it with warm water and dish soap then just put all your brushes in there and scrub them a little then just let them soak for about 30 minutes. It honestly works great and is super cheap and easy! Hope this helps!
thanks, both Hanna and Reagan! I usually do what I do with your brushes Reagan. I wash then with cold water, put some hand soap in it, rinse it off dry it and clean it one more time with a hard brush by swishing them together (if that makes sense). :)
How do you normally wash your brushes? My curry combs are easy, I just rinse them with warm water, scrub on some soap (can use hands but I normally use a toothbrush) and then rinse them again. My soft brushes require a little more care. If they have a plastic back I rinse them and then scrub soap into the bristles before rinsing them again. I don't worry about them and then I set them on a towel to dry (bristles should be touching towel and back should be facing up, this allows the water to come out). I am more gentle with my wooden backed brushes because I don't want them to be ruined by the water. Same concept, I'm just far more careful and try not to let water soak into the back of the brush. My "special brushes" (as in my horse and goat haired brushes) are washed even more carefully with very gentle baby soap. These ones are cleaned less than the other ones because I don't want to risk ruin. I would also like to point out that I always take a metal curry comb or shedding blade to get as much hair and dirt out as I can before washing. By blankets do you mean saddle pads or actual blankets?
Hope this helped,