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post #1 of 7 Old 02-16-2014, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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shedding

I have been grooming a horse that has started shedding at work and the stiff brush is not working because I just have to run it along once and I can't pick up any more what can I do?
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-16-2014, 05:58 PM
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I like to use a round rubber curry comb first to loosen up all the dirt and hair. Then I use a stiff brush and kinda flick the end (does that make sense?) and lastly a soft body brush. It's a constant struggle though!!
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post #3 of 7 Old 02-16-2014, 05:59 PM
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Ps it helps to go from the neck down to the bum and again on the opposite side. That way you're pushing all the hair down and off.
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post #4 of 7 Old 02-16-2014, 07:48 PM
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Curry Combs. Metal ones, gets the mud off also, then use the rubber ones, then brush.
Do not use a lot of force when brushing.. you would not someone doing that to your head.
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post #5 of 7 Old 02-16-2014, 09:46 PM
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My shedding season routine is metal curry comb for mud, then a rubber curry comb to loosen dirt and hair, then the a metal shedding blade (not really a blade) to remove the loosened hair, then a long bristle dandy brush for more hair and dirt, then a medium or soft brush to finish up. There will always be stray hairs at first, you can never get them all... Ugh... It's that time again. At least winter is coming to an end!


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post #6 of 7 Old 02-16-2014, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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ty love all the information. (now all I need is to keep all the hair to cling to me lol)
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-19-2014, 01:25 PM
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I second what others have said about a curry comb but also find that grooming blocks and magic brushes work really well if you can get hold of them. Another thing I suggest is just a light wiping over of baby oil reduces the amount of hair that comes of I find this especially helpful when riding so I don't get covered in hair and neither does the saddle pad.
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