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post #1 of 32 Old 03-06-2013, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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How to get shedding hair out quick and fast?

Anyone have any tips to make a horse shed faster before shows start back up! I don't want a harry horse haha!
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post #2 of 32 Old 03-06-2013, 09:41 AM
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Elbow grease.

You can try lights and blankets but they should of been started months ago.
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Blanketing doesn't help but longer daylight will. If she's inside the lights have to come on earlier and go off later. Shedding is triggered by lengthening daylight hours.
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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).
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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.
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post #7 of 32 Old 03-06-2013, 10:34 AM
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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.
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post #8 of 32 Old 03-06-2013, 01:56 PM
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All those tools are merely pulling hair that has already been released. It doesn't remove still attached hair. The lighting encourages the horse to blow his coat.
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Best thing ever for my Wooly Mammoth... With a little bit of applied pressure, I can get my guy pretty much completed shedding in about 2-3 hours.

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post #10 of 32 Old 03-06-2013, 02:33 PM
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I've used one of these on the horses , works great.

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