A Hard-bristled brush is used to remove the dirt, hair and other material stirred up by the curry. Brushes are used in the direction of the horse's hair coat, usually in short strokes from front to back, except at the flanks, where the hair grows in a different direction. Dandy brushes can usually be used on the legs. Horses don’t like being brushed on the head with a dandy brush as it can be painful and uncomfortable. 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.