Okay, so we are officially in the middle of shedding now...and it is driving me up the wall! We've made progress toward looking less like a woolly mammoth and more like a regular horse. But now, instead of having 4" of outer coat and at least one layer of undercoat (possibly two, with as much darned hair as I'm getting off him!), he looks like a horse with a normal winter coat. However, our weather is quickly climbing toward the 80s and I'm worried that he still has too much coat on him.
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?