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    02-22-2013, 08:03 AM
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There are vacuum cleaners especially for horses - they cost a bundle. They can be found in any horse supply catalogue.

Or you can buy a shop vac and let it multi-task

Except for my husband's shop vac that is ---- it has taken up permanent residence in the horse barn

Get the horse used to it a little at a time.

Whatever you do, DON"T vacuum the family jewels and keep it away from the eyes unless you have a horse that thinks it's at the day spa
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    02-22-2013, 08:43 AM
I always vacuum. It gets the horse MUCH cleaner then brushing. I stay cleaner too So does the barn. It's a tool that I would never go without. Every horse that I've vacuumed seem to enjoy it.
    02-22-2013, 08:47 AM
I've been using a vacuum on my horses for the last 25 years. I refuse to spend the money on a vac marketed for horses, I use a shop vac. When they are heavily shedding, I use a slick & easy block and the shop vac in a combo and suck up the hair as I loosen it, keeps me from getting a ton of hair in my mouth and eyes. Once they aren't shedding by the handful I put a grooming attachment on it and vacuum them. When I was younger I used a dirt devil, the original version that had a very slow speed and the beater bar with brushes - that thing shined up a horse like no other and they LOVED the massage that they got.
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    02-22-2013, 03:04 PM
Do you normally curry them/ do any other brushing before vaccuuming? Very curious!
    02-22-2013, 03:09 PM
Originally Posted by Almond Joy    
Do you normally curry them/ do any other brushing before vaccuuming? Very curious!
Nope. I hate currying a muddy horse. The dust gets everywhere.
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    02-22-2013, 03:11 PM
I haven't vacuumed my horse before, but I saw someone do it on a cow - and it turned out to be very fluffy, but very clean. I think it could be useful.
    02-22-2013, 11:43 PM
Does it have to be a big one you pull around or a hand held one?
    02-22-2013, 11:47 PM
I suddenly have the urge to ride to the carwash and vacum my horse. Is that strange? Ha!
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    02-23-2013, 01:54 AM
Originally Posted by EquineBovine    
Does it have to be a big one you pull around or a hand held one?
I don't know if one of the little bitty "dust buster" type handhelds would work but you could certainly try.

I was thinking of getting one of the smaller ones that you carry around like a backpack but the sound can give me migraines, so having the vacuum on my body would probably not be a good idea for me.

I think the one I use is a 3 gallon wet/dry on wheels with a 10 foot hose. I found a second vacuum at a yard sale and taped both hoses together to give me enough length to put the vac in my tack room so it muffles the noise quite a bit.
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    02-24-2013, 12:13 AM
By shop vacuum do you mean just an everyday house cleaning vaccum or something else.

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