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    12-30-2011, 01:37 AM
Horse Shave?

I ordered this product from Dover today:
Horse ShaveŽ | Dover Saddlery

My horse apparently doesn't enjoy clipping too much, which I found out after trying to clip his muzzle today. He would act silly, then stood for me to do most of the top, but once I moved to underneath his chin & such, he freaked out.

So, I ordered the Horse Shave hope it will help him. Does anyone have this product and can give me a review of it?
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    12-30-2011, 01:47 AM
My daughter uses that on whiskers around the muzzle. I use a disposable razor, both give a close shave, better than clippers with surgical blades as I tend to flub & take hair as well.
    12-30-2011, 01:47 AM
We use these all the time for our show horses, I love them!

Just a couple tips for when you use them:
1) Don't actually apply much pressure when you're shaving with them - they can cut your horse's face.
2) Go in the direction that your horse's coat on his face grows, otherwise you can end up with some really funky-looking shave lines.
3) I wouldn't personally recommend these for the whiskers below your horse's eyes since their placement makes shaving them tricky - use small scissors instead.
4) I've heard that you can make the blades last longer by lightly wiping them with baby oil (just like the razors you use on yourself), but I haven't tried this personally.
    12-30-2011, 01:50 AM
My phone won't let me click the link, but are you talking about the cheap, simple horsey razor? I use that on Smoke (he's scared of the clippers!) & it works great! It's pretty sharp at first, so use a light hand for the first couple of times that you use it. It does seem to pull a bit, so it's probably a bit more pleasant for horses with shorter muzzle hair, but Smoke stands very patiently & doesn't seem at all bothered by it. I've used it to trim his bridle path (which took a bit more effort) & leg hair, too.
    12-30-2011, 03:46 AM
They don't last very long, that was one disappointing thing. Other than that, pretty much what's been said. They feel safer to use for an entire muzzle than a normal razor...but still be careful. I have cut a horse with them before. They can also give razor burn, but not very easily.
All and all they're pretty good, but not amazing. I wouldn't use them on anything but muzzle whiskers, for sure.
    12-30-2011, 01:41 PM
Originally Posted by waresbear    
I use a disposable razor, both give a close shave, better than clippers with surgical blades as I tend to flub & take hair as well.
So, you can use a disposable razor like we shave with on them? I'm sure that would save a lot of money in the long run! And I could shave him today instead of waiting for the Horse Shave to come in.. Haha.

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