I just bought a Farnam Slick Block because my beast thinks we live in Antartica. I used it a little bit last night and it worked wonderfully! I'd invest in one of those (it was $4). Posted via Mobile Device
Yep, the Sleekez is the most effective shedding tool. I have tried every brush, shedding blade, furminator, block on the market. When you can't pull off anymore hair with that tool, or you have a tricky spot, like legs, face, chest, switch to the shedding block. The Sleekez is basically a hacksaw blade with a comfy handle. I have tried just a hacksaw blade before, I couldn't get a proper grip on it in order to do some serious brushing, the handle made all the difference. However, even with my arsenal of shedding tools, hours of brushing is still required. Posted via Mobile Device
Blankets do help by warming the body and opening the follicles making the hair easier to pull out with grooming tools.
Agreed that the sleekz is basically a hacksaw blade inside a block. The furminator is the same as the bottom blade of a clipper. I like to have a couple different hacksaw blades around. When outside of the block, they are very flexible and easy to use over the curves of the horse.
Bathing will also help loosen the hair by eliminating the dead skin and sebum build up.