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    01-18-2009, 03:58 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by DixiesPaintedNova    
Haha stormy your weather sounds a bit like mine! One day its 30 then the next its almost 70! But that's just Texas weather. I was wondering where you could find the "curry comb waffles?" Or wait do you just use a regular curry comb I can't remember. I used to use those when I took lessons at my riding instructors place a long time ago.
Well, see a "curry comb waffle" is the hair that you pull off your curry comb after you curry your horse during shedding season. They look like waffles! LOL
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    01-19-2009, 10:09 AM
Ah, shedding season begins as the days get longer, easiest to see on most black horses and roans. As the hairs begin to loosen up they'll loose some of the pigment, black hairs turn brown and roans turn grey. My 2 blacks have been turning for a couple weeks now, not really dropping any hair but it's getting ready to.
My dog, on the other hand, has been shedding in full. Double coated Boarder Collie mix, her hair is coming out by the handfulls.
    01-19-2009, 01:51 PM
Ohh I see well I was just wondering because at the place I used to ride at I think they had round curry combs, the curry combs that my friends and I have are oval shaped.
    01-19-2009, 04:03 PM
Last year I just curried tons and used a shedding blade. Vega didn't really get a winter coat so it wasn't that bad. Gem was horrible.
This year I got a furminator, so I'm looking forward to seeing how it works.
    01-19-2009, 05:20 PM
Green Broke
What's a "furminator?"
    01-19-2009, 05:26 PM
I just spit a lot
    01-19-2009, 05:47 PM
Time to bring out the Vacumn Cleaner...

Just kidding, my horses would probably kill me if I tried to vacumn them... Luckily, I have my 'secret weapon'...

Time to buy an abundance of Grooming Blocks!
    01-19-2009, 05:53 PM
This is a furminator FURminator Deshedding Tool Equine at

It's really good at taking out dead hair. I use a smaller one of my dog and it makes a huge difference in his shedding (He's a GSD)
    01-19-2009, 06:53 PM
Some of the horses at our barn have been shedding a little bit. Mine hasn't yet but when she does I do I pretty involved routine. First I curry the heck out of her whole body to bring up loose hair and dirt. Then I run over her with a shedding blade. Then I take one of those Slick 'N Easy blocks and go over her coat again to bring up any more hair and dirt that the curry might have missed. Then I brush her all over with a finishing brush. Lots of arm work. Although this year she'll probably end up getting shaved for the April show.
    01-19-2009, 07:37 PM
I rounded down to almost Febuary. And the weather here is strange, so it was 20 degrees on friday and almost 60 today. Our horses are rugged and they still have nice fur coats! Lol nice ideas.
Same Here! I just curry like crazy.

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