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post #1 of 42 Old 11-25-2011, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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Grooming during winter

I have a hard brush and a soft brush that I use to groom since I bought my horse in June. Now that his winter coat is coming, what do you guys use during the winter to get that dust off.
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Rubber curry & a stiff brush most of the time. I also use a shop vac with a grooming attachment - takes some desensitizing at first with the noise but it's great once they figure out it feels good. Mine all turn into beggars when they see me drag it out ;)
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Rubber curry & a stiff brush most of the time. I also use a shop vac with a grooming attachment - takes some desensitizing at first with the noise but it's great once they figure out it feels good. Mine all turn into beggars when they see me drag it out ;)
lmao. i guess i would need a vac just for that purpose lol
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I've asked for the Vac n'Blow Pro from SmartPak to help me out this winter, especially because I'm going to be showing an unclipped horse and can't give baths at freezing temperatures!
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I have one of these. My "normal" curry is the one with the fine tooth, but this big honker does a super job of currying Huey's winter coat and bringing the dust up where my flick brush can get it off.

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I have one of these. My "normal" curry is the one with the fine tooth, but this big honker does a super job of currying Huey's winter coat and bringing the dust up where my flick brush can get it off.

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flick brush? is that the stiff or soft bristle brush you use to get the dust off?
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I'll be the big meanie horse owner and admit that I use a metal curry on muddy spots. If they don't have caked on mud, I just use a stiff brush to rid them of the big chunks/stems/anything that might poke them.

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I definitely use my metal curry on really muddy spots as well, not really hard tough - just hard enough to get the mud off. Then I use a rubber curry, then a hard brush and a soft brush last.


Lacey's kinda spoiled when it comes to brushing...
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flick brush? is that the stiff or soft bristle brush you use to get the dust off?
The stiff brush. I reserve the mondo-curry for times when he's really dirty, and the bits and pieces of yuk that I bring up out of his winter coat are usually too big for the soft brush to handle under those circumstances. I don't usually use that huge curry on his neck or his withers, though, just his shoulders, barrel, and definitely on his haunches.
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nothing like a metal curry when the dirt is caked on.You don't have to use it very hard and my horse doesn't mind at all!
A vac would be great though, thats what I always say he needs when he is a real dustbowl!
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