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post #1 of 35 Old 02-20-2014, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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whats everyones shedding tips?

its coming up to the point in the year where everones horse starts shedding im just wondering if anyone would like to start a thread on what their best technique is?

i have always used a rubber curry comb to loosen hair then gone over it with a plastic curry comb this was working well for me except its quite time consuming last year i read a thread on a different site where people suggested using a furminator, so i went out and bought a cheaper version and thought it was fab!!

i hear alot of people use a metal curry comb i thought this would be too harsh on the horse and may make the horse tender? as i thought they were used to get hair off other brushes.

everyones tips and views are welcome!!

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post #2 of 35 Old 02-20-2014, 11:17 AM
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I use a metal shedding blade thing. The curry comb just stirs up the hair and gets it out but makes it fly all over. The shedding blade keeps it in clumps. It doesn't make my horse tender. He's actually rather itchy so really likes it!

The grooming block thingy also works well too.
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post #3 of 35 Old 02-20-2014, 11:24 AM
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I've used curries, a furminator, shedding blades and metal curry, and I have found that I just prefer to give them a good bath and hot oil treatment, and then break out the Clipmasters.
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post #4 of 35 Old 02-20-2014, 11:37 AM
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A closed mouth, dust mask and elbow grease....

Seriously, I carefully use a steel shedding blade and rubber curry and rubber mitt for the "tender" areas..

My horses enjoy the "scratch" from the blade and getting rid of that pesky itchy hair.

My wild bird friends love shedding season...extra flocks seem to arrive for the hair now in abundance laying on the ground or floating in the air for their nest preparation..

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post #5 of 35 Old 02-20-2014, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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I suppose but I wouldn't like to use a metal curry comb on my boy he is very ticklish in areas and doesn't like it
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I seem to try a new product or two every spring Last year I had good results with a Slick 'N Easy (pumice stone) and SleekEZ. And lots of time, of course!
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Slick and easy, rubber grooming mit, lots of
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post #8 of 35 Old 02-20-2014, 06:46 PM
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I find shedding blades and grooming blocks work fantastically.
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post #9 of 35 Old 02-20-2014, 07:04 PM
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My horse stated shedding the beginning of January, but he doesn't grow a whole lot of hair to begin with. I use a rubber curry and elbow grease....that's it.
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post #10 of 35 Old 02-20-2014, 07:14 PM
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I use a rubber "hand groomer" thing in slow massaging circles (going fast seems a bit inconsiderate) to loosen the hair in one hand, then follow with a sweat blade in the other hand.

I use the slickneasy block for parts of the legs and stubborn tufts of hair elsewhere.

I wear shooting glasses for eye protection and I don't chew gum whilst I am at it.
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