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post #11 of 32 Old 03-10-2013, 08:56 AM
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Full body clip :) Problem solved!

Blanketing also rubs off some of the hair too, it seems, and keeps them cleaner, although a good roll in the dirt or mud seems to get some off too.

I had a SleekEZ and hated it (cut myself on it twice) went back to my tried and true shedding blade. I gave it to my trainer, he loves gadgets like that (he made his own too so two people can groom at once with it). Epona shed flowers work GREAT, but I don't like having my hand so close to the pony when shedding out (I'm allergic), my regular old shedding blade has a nice long handle :)
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post #12 of 32 Old 03-11-2013, 12:47 PM
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Body clipping should have ended a while ago, doing it now could potentially damage summer coat coming in. I use a rubber curry/massager mostly and then finish off with a few strokes of a shedding blade. Some of the tools mentioned already can actually damage the summer growth that is coming in, Slick n easy for example, and even shedding blades if used too frequently or vigorously, particularly towards the end of shedding. (would you run a rough sand paper scraper over your hair? No, it would damage the crap out of the hair shaft and leave it unhealthy and dull looking.)

Bathing when warm enough, if you have access to warm water in a barn helps, as already said, it opens the hair follicles and allows it to be released easier, on the other hand, cold water will constrict pores and do the opposite.

This is my horses favorite curry, rub in circular motions.
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post #13 of 32 Old 03-11-2013, 12:57 PM
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I just had a talk with my vet who said adding a little corn oil to their feed helps them shed faster, plus gives their coat a nice shiny look when they're all shed out. I've started this because my colt grew an unbelievably thick winter coat and we're already getting temps in the 80s, soon to be 90s next week.
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Shop vac, if your horse will tolerate it. Used to do it at a barn I worked at, works wonders!
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post #15 of 32 Old 03-13-2013, 06:54 PM
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Curry combs... Do it around now a ton of hair comes off!!( he winter coat I mean)
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post #16 of 32 Old 03-13-2013, 07:38 PM
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Curry combs... Do it around now a ton of hair comes off!!( her winter coat I mean)Plus it gets her coat clean and shiny
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post #17 of 32 Old 03-14-2013, 07:03 AM
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Get old sheet and cut into 12x12 squares, and use those as rub rags.

Pulls hair out, gets dust out, and can be washed and used over and over.

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post #18 of 32 Old 03-14-2013, 10:06 AM
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For general grooming I cut the knots out of binder twine (hemp twine) of 8 pieces then tie the whole works in a knot. It pulls both loose hair and dirt and it recycles the twine. It's also great for rubbing itchy spots.
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post #19 of 32 Old 03-14-2013, 10:22 PM
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The rubber curry combs loosen the hair, the good old sweat blade to take it away and the slickneasy pumice stone things to get it off the "hard to get" areas of the legs, loofa pad and natural hair face brush for the face and a flour sack kitchen towel to wipe loose hairs off the face. Like everyone else, I have loads of grooming supplies (suckered in by "removes hair by just looking at it" claims) - but I actually only use those things to slick them off in the spring. Like others said...the main tool is elbow grease.

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post #20 of 32 Old 03-15-2013, 04:07 PM
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Adding rice bran to their diet is a good way to get improve their skin and coat health and get them to shed out quickly!

This is a good article with some shedding tips:

Tips for shedding out your horse

Best of luck!

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