Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Professional dog groomer, here. High Velocity Blow Dryer. Used it just today on my bison-coated two-year-old Gotland Pony. Requires some training much like acclimating to a water hose, but even my most fractious gelding learned to love it. We hardly brush out any winter coat on our boys, which all grow at least two inches.
My second-best tool is a good chamois (the Absorber is my favorite brand). Pulls anything loose out of a dry coat, pulled with the hair growth.