I've used five separate grooming/shedding blades or combs on him in the last week. Each time I've worked on him, I've gotten almost enough hair off him to make a mini. These are the tools I've used:
A rubber curry (didn't hardly do anything):
Rubber Curry - Horse.com
A shedding blade:
Shedding Blade 26 Inch - Horse.com
A metal curry comb:
Metal Curry Comb - Horse.com
A sweat and water scraper thing:
Sweat Water Scraper Generic (Equine - Grooming - Grooming Aids - Combs Brushes)
And a dual-row dog shedding rake.
He is still hairier than I would like. Most of the horses at the barn (that have owners that come out more than once a month) are already almost in their summer sleeks.
This is how he looks now (except a little less hair because he's been deshed once since this pic was taken):
This is how much hair I get off him EVERY TIME I groom him:
So, any ideas on how to get rid of the hair faster or more efficiently?