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post #1 of 16 Old 02-18-2008, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Horse vacuums.

Does anyone use them?

Are they good, or should I just use a regular old vacuum.
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post #2 of 16 Old 02-18-2008, 10:47 PM
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What do you want to use the vaccum for?
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post #3 of 16 Old 02-18-2008, 11:06 PM
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I'm fairly new to my current barn, however I know one person for sure uses a vacum on her horse and he has a beautiful coat.
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post #4 of 16 Old 02-18-2008, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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What do you want to use the vaccum for?
For grooming.
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post #5 of 16 Old 02-19-2008, 01:07 AM
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If you're going to use it for grooming I think a normal vaccum would do just as well. :)
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If you're going to use it for grooming I think a normal vaccum would do just as well. :)
Yea, see I've heard that a lot and it makes it really difficult to reconcile buying a horse vacuum.
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post #7 of 16 Old 02-19-2008, 04:22 PM
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If you're going to use it for grooming I think a normal vaccum would do just as well. :)
ive had this theory for a while as well. if you get a wet/dry vacuum and put the attachment on that the same as the actual horse vacuum and hey presto, essentially exactly the same thing and probably much cheaper. ive never been able to try it though because we have no access to electricity where the horses are

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post #8 of 16 Old 02-19-2008, 07:11 PM
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There is one at my barn, and I use it a lot. It is great for the winter to get their coats clean when it is too cold to bathe :)
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post #9 of 16 Old 02-19-2008, 08:30 PM
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I used to use a shop vac with the special horse attachment put on the end. After that one died I switched to one of the big horse vacs and it does have more suction than the shop vac does. However, my trainer has one of the small portable ones for shows and it does a good job, but once again isn't as strong as the large horse vac. I love them, though, and they save so much time it isn't even funny. Especially when you're showing showmanship.
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post #10 of 16 Old 02-19-2008, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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How do your horses respond to them? Does it take time for them to adjust or do they just glance at it and not even care?

Plus, do you think the horse vacs are quieter? I've read that they are but I've never heard one so I don't know.
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