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post #11 of 32 Old 02-29-2012, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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I just posted this tonight on another thread, but Amazon has the equine Furminator on sale for $29.
Hmm tempting. It still seems overpriced for a brush
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It is an overpriced shedding rake-comb thing that fetches its price b/c it works. I use one on my dog, but not my horse. Elbow grease is cheap, no cost but ya need it. I use a "rubber massage" thing to loosen the hair, then a sweat blade (comb side), and then a brush - once a day. You can buy all three for less than the furminator, with change left over. The slickneasy is nice for places the hair just won't "give it up" and after they have shed...but not whole body spring shedding.
Why do you find the slick n' easy to not be good for all over?
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I just posted this tonight on another thread, but Amazon has the equine Furminator on sale for $29.
Really? That isn't bad! Thanks, at that price it might be worth it!

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
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Why do you find the slick n' easy to not be good for all over?
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Because it is akin to a pumice stone. When they are shedding you need some "mojo" to rake it off and the slickneasy will just poop you out trying. Once you get it down to a dull roar, the slickneasy is good for "spots"....I have a couple. They are good to have, especially on the legs of my senior guy.

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A soft curry (Oster brand) and a lot of elbow grease. Anytime the weather is warm enough I take advantage and give a bath using that same curry. It seems to take the hair out much easier.

My boy is at about 90% shed. He still has some winter coat between and on the sides of his front legs. Otherwise, he is sleek and, of all things, looks like he is getting dapples..have never seen a dark bay with dapples :)
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A soft curry (Oster brand) and a lot of elbow grease. Anytime the weather is warm enough I take advantage and give a bath using that same curry. It seems to take the hair out much easier.

My boy is at about 90% shed. He still has some winter coat between and on the sides of his front legs. Otherwise, he is sleek and, of all things, looks like he is getting dapples..have never seen a dark bay with dapples :)
What region do you live if you don't mind me asking?
My guys coat is being really stubborn and hasn't started to shed yet
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i will need to keep the furminator in mind, paydays coming yay. one of my boys has started to shed, went out yesterday to give him his dinner before i had a meeting and of course he wanted some loving so i gave them (like always) and i was just covered in air. Oh well lol. thanks for the advise.
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What region do you live if you don't mind me asking?
My guys coat is being really stubborn and hasn't started to shed yet
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Maryland about 20 miles westish of Baltimore. We haven't really HAD a winter this year and all the horses at the barn are shedding like crazy. I know the mechanics indicate the longer days (more light) is what starts the process but our temps have been well above winter normal this year.

My horse is new by 6 weeks now and admittedly he was a little underweight and maybe not quite "full" in the vitamins and minerals area as he was actually starting to shed, not heavily though, back in early Jan when I first saw him. His new coat is much nicer so am guessing the extra TLC is working.
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Shedding blocks (I buy them in bulk at restaurant supply & cut myself - grill cleaning blocks, it's the same thing but costs $2 for a block that makes 8-10 instead of $4 for one) and the Shop Vac. I get out the mass of it with the block and suck it up with the shop vac as I go along.

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i sometimes take a big blower [i work with a dog groomer] and blow my horses coat out a little bit. dang its loud but it gets a lot of hair and dirt out when its too cold to bathe ! also, lots and lots of curry combing with a rubber curry. she does prefer a metal curry on her face though, dont know why !

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