Dandy Brushes for horses are used to remove dirt and hair loosened through the currying process.
A dandy brush or hard-bristled brush is a stiff-bristled brush is used to remove the dirt, hair and other material stirred up by the curry comb. Brushes are used in the direction of the horse's hair coat growth, usually in short strokes from front to back, except at the flanks, where the hair grows in a different pattern.
The best quality dandy brushes are made of stiff natural bristles such as rice stems, tampica or cactus. Plastic-bristled dandy brushes are more common. Dandy brushes can usually be used on the legs, but many horses object to a stiff brush being used on the head.
Some dandy brushes do double duty as a Water Brush, when moistened in water and used to wet down the hair coat, mane or tail. Dandy brushes may also be used in creating quarter marks for show. If you are going to use a dandy brush for this it is recommended that you use a seperate one for this purpose so you do not put dust and dirt back on you nice clean horse!
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