OK, this isn't exactly about horse grooming, but dog grooming. However, it does pertain to horses in shedding season.
My dogs are shepherd mixes, year round shedders in this hot climate. It drives me crazy. I gave them a bath today (really worked the suds in and loosened hair), let them dry out in the backyard, then brushed, and brushed, and brushed, and brushed, and brushed....
I use one of those undercoat rakes. I sat there for 4 minutes working on this one 3 inch spot on the dog's coat. Four minutes of continuous brushing and the hair did not lessen at all! Sure, I got the top coat and majority of loose hair, but I can't seem to get all of it.
So, is there a faster way, or more efficient way, to do this? Any tips or tricks? Or should I just take them to a groomer and make them bathe and brush them good (I don't want them shaved. It's not good for their double coat). Help please!