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        02-20-2014, 11:20 PM
      #21
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    I bath my horses regularly in shedding season, even if it's just with water... I get them wet and use a rubber curry comb, seems to get it all out really well without the horrible flyaways that end up in places that horse hair should not be in! I just do vigorous circles and then pull the clumped wet hair out of the curry comb and shove it in a bucket or something... Wallah, no horse-to-human-hair-swapping haha
         
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        02-21-2014, 11:54 AM
      #22
    Weanling
    Tip #1 Don't wear fleece while grooming
    I use one of those grooming blocks, and a jelly curry comb.
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        02-21-2014, 11:56 AM
      #23
    Trained
    Brush daily, brush often...wear a mask during the worst of it. =b
         
        02-21-2014, 12:44 PM
      #24
    Weanling
    I use a rubber curry comb and it seems to do the trick! And then rub them down with a stable rubber full of coat shine, haha.
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        02-21-2014, 01:14 PM
      #25
    Yearling
    I use a shop vac.
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        02-22-2014, 08:10 AM
      #26
    Weanling
    My tool of choice is a furminator. They are expensive, but as mentioned previously, the dog ones are much cheaper and not too much smaller. We only have one of those in the barn though and it gets a lot of use, and sometimes disappears. (I blame my sister!) If the furminator is MIA I go for a rubber curry and my classic Shed'n Blade.
         
        02-22-2014, 09:04 AM
      #27
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by GotaDunQH    
    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.
    That's what I do. I do find the type of rubber makes a difference - my soft rubber one works best. And think of all the muscle definition you will get on your arms while your horse is enjoying its lovely scratch! But I'm in Australia and most of you are in the States or Europe, right, so your horses will probably get much woolier.

    Anyone have any uses for the shed fur? Pillow stuffing etc? Felt? We also have an Irish long-haired donkey who has just shed, and were getting buckets of wooly fur!

    Or do you just throw it in your hedges for the birds to line their nests?
         
        02-22-2014, 09:29 AM
      #28
    Foal
    I have actually used a shop vac and the attachments on my older, more laid back horses who don't mind. They really seamed to enjoy it (also great for getting more water off after a bath in the colder months). I use a shedding blade and rubber curry on everyone else. Don't really like the shedding blocks, they sometimes feel like they pull on the hairs that aren't ready to shed off and some of my horses don't like it (anyone else have this problem?).
         
        02-22-2014, 10:45 AM
      #29
    Weanling
    I use a furminator for my border collie. I just use a shedding tool on my mare.
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        02-25-2014, 12:08 AM
      #30
    Foal
    I have officially decided I want to get this. It sucks to have to order it but if the videos are true, it'll be worth it! My horse desperately needs this, she takes forever to shed out...


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