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  • What to use on a labrador to get rid of his winter coat
  • How to get rid of lab winter hair

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    09-21-2011, 05:41 PM
  #11
Green Broke
Another good product, especially for getting down to the undercoat, is a Fuminator.
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    09-22-2011, 05:59 PM
  #12
Yearling
Rubber grooming brush works well for my horse, but she has short hair.

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And, in the past I have used a hacksaw blade, which is cheap, and bent it in an arch and "brushed" the horse down with that. Works well, just don't saw back and forth, don't want to cut him! Lol

ETA: just looked at the link above for the shedding comb, looks just like it, but oval! Sorry for the duplicate product
     
    09-29-2011, 06:24 PM
  #13
Showing
For sensitive horses, find a good stiff/soft brush.. one that you can brush your bare arm with and you feel no scratching. Those kind of dandy brushes pick up hair and don't irritate or cause discomfort to the horse.. you'll just need to shake them out/clean them out often.

You can use a shedding comb or metal curry... you will just have to be gentle. Some horses really can't handle it.. I always take my time with it and they don't seem too bothered.

When you rubber curry in circles.. are you using the large bump sized side of the curry or do you have one with small little hairs? Even though the small ones are generally for the face.. I like to use them on the body too as long as I'm cleaning them out often. The softer the better IMOP :)
     
    09-30-2011, 02:05 AM
  #14
Started
Thankyou everyone, I'll go through the suggestions and try out the ones I can.

Now the miniature has started malting too but she's easy.. We just clip her because she doesn't lose enough to keep cool. Whereas Mitch doesnt need it, he's a softie so he needs his hair

Skyseternalangel I have all those sorts of brushes (im kind of a brush-a-holic I admit it ) so I'll go through them again and see what happens.. At this stage I'm considering the Furminator, we have a similar thing for our labrador so I'll see how that goes
     
    09-30-2011, 09:41 AM
  #15
QOS
Green Broke
I have used a Fuminator on my horses before. Wow wee...that can really pull out shedding hair!
     
    10-03-2011, 12:27 AM
  #16
Weanling
It takes time. The winter hairs don't all loosen up at the same time. If shedding has already begun, you don't want to clip (even though I know you said you weren't anyway, just wanted to mention), because you can also get the summer coat too and you won't get the same sleek look when the winter hairs DO come out.

I use a jelly curry, like this:

Rubber Jelly Scrubber - Statelinetack.com

I use the fine side and just take time currying all over. It will really pick up hair, so you will need to strip off the hair often. When you start to get less hair coming off, I go back with a single blade shedding blade. Double blades seem to just get clogged up too much, and don't work as well. I open up the single blade shedder and just take my time going all over, until again, you are getting less hair coming up.

Then I go give a long bath using the jelly scrubber and some Vetrolin.

You'll have to repeat this often, though I would limit bathings to once a week as you don't want to dry out their skin. But steps 1 and 2, do every grooming if you have the time.
     
    10-03-2011, 03:01 AM
  #17
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It takes time. The winter hairs don't all loosen up at the same time. If shedding has already begun, you don't want to clip (even though I know you said you weren't anyway, just wanted to mention), because you can also get the summer coat too and you won't get the same sleek look when the winter hairs DO come out.

I use a jelly curry, like this:

Rubber Jelly Scrubber - Statelinetack.com

I use the fine side and just take time currying all over. It will really pick up hair, so you will need to strip off the hair often. When you start to get less hair coming off, I go back with a single blade shedding blade. Double blades seem to just get clogged up too much, and don't work as well. I open up the single blade shedder and just take my time going all over, until again, you are getting less hair coming up.

Then I go give a long bath using the jelly scrubber and some Vetrolin.

You'll have to repeat this often, though I would limit bathings to once a week as you don't want to dry out their skin. But steps 1 and 2, do every grooming if you have the time.
Yeah, with my old mare it took forever and even in her summer coat she was still a fluffy teddy bear, whereas Mitch seems to have a really short coat, and it is actually all coming out at once now, everywhere but his hindquarters

We clipped Gemma when she was shedding like crazy and her coat still looked alright but then again she is a mini and we only clipped her because she got to hot even in the paddock, so it didnt matter what she looked like

That's a cool looking little curry, A friend of mine has a normal rubber curry but its really soft and flexible whereas mine is rather hard so I'm thinking that may be part of the problem as to why Mitch has spots he hates me touching.. But then again he just about rips my head off when I do so much as hand groom in front of the girth area

I don't bath often anyway, I always have problems with the fact that my bathing area is used constantly throughout the day because its the cowshed
     

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