There is such thing as a horse vaccum, but a shop vac works just as well. No matter how much a brush my mare, its impossible to get all the dirt out ! Vaccum works great. I just let them see it off and touch them with it off. Then turn it on and start vaccuming. Its important to keep the vaccum on them even if they are dancing around, and only take it off when the stand still and relax. My horses all like being vaccumed !
After 5-10 minutes of curry work - your arms "kill" you?
Per side. And I curry like a bat out of hell. LOL. I hate brown patches on my black mare so I go really fast with the curry, then brush over with a hard brush, then start currying at rapid speed again. :p
I sometimes forget that some people take more time to curry then me.