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post #21 of 32 Old 03-03-2012, 09:02 AM
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Remove his blanket and let him roll in some sand. This will remove a lot of loose hair.
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post #22 of 32 Old 03-03-2012, 10:51 AM
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A shedding blade.

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post #23 of 32 Old 03-03-2012, 07:16 PM
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We didn't have a very cold winter and all the horses at the barn I board at are shedding something terrible. We let them out in the indoor arena while we clean their stalls and you can tell who rolled where because of the color of the hair they left on the ground :) I have been using my furminator and shedding brush on the weekends when I see Sonny. He never did build a heavy winter coat anyway.

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post #24 of 32 Old 03-03-2012, 07:27 PM
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I have the Slick 'n Easy blocks and one of those "jelly" curries with the nubs on one side and the fine teeth on the other. It seems to do a decent job. Horses like it, even the one that doesn't enjoy grooming likes it and it gets a good gob of hair off.
Letting them roll and giving them a bath loosens hair as well.

Looking into the furmanator though...

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post #25 of 32 Old 03-03-2012, 07:54 PM
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A shedding blade and elbow grease

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post #26 of 32 Old 03-03-2012, 08:46 PM
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post #27 of 32 Old 03-03-2012, 11:30 PM
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I just use a shedding blade and place my horses where the wind is TAKING the hair instead of blowing it all over me lol. I could stand for HOURS and use the shedding blade and try to get as much out as I can lol.

All our performance horses are blanketed but still fluff up their coats so we get to enjoy the lovely itchy part of the spring. But when the temps start to get warmer they start really letting go of the hair and it comes out in huge clumps and blobs.

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post #28 of 32 Old 03-04-2012, 01:17 AM
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I bought two equine furminators for $10 on clearance at a TSC, I have tried them and I LOVE THEM. I do not know what to do with the other one, I can only use one. Maybe I can get some double pony grooming going on with them standing side by side. LOL.

I used to use a rubber curry and a metal tooth blade, but this furminator is great!

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post #29 of 32 Old 03-04-2012, 12:15 PM
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Lucky! I just checked my tractor supply and no equine furminators and the dog ones were $55. I did get a nice hoodie though.
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post #30 of 32 Old 03-04-2012, 01:54 PM
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Our 8 month old filly is a shedding fool right now. I actually like it because she really enjoys our grooming sessions because she is so itchy. I use a metal shedding blade, then a rubber curry, then a brush and finish by cleaning out her little baby feet

I have seen her roll several times today...she is looking noticeably better, but have a long way to go...

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