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        11-26-2011, 11:34 AM
    A shop vac???? That would make me so happy... why didn't I think of that. My boy rolls like 5 times in a row and even after I spend ages cleaning him, someone comes and pats him on his rump and we both watch the dust fly off.. grr

    I just curry and then clean my curry every time I finish a section (legs, chesh, neck, ears, face, one side of rump, one side..) Then I finish off with a medium stiff brush and then polish with a soft horse-hair brush. He loooves that :)
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        11-26-2011, 10:46 PM
    LOL I wonder the same thing and have had horses for years! I am getting a shark lift away for Christmas and am giving thought in trying to use it on my horse
        11-29-2011, 10:33 PM
    I usually keep it to a rubber curry and a good stiff brush, but the real trick I've found is Show Sheen once a day, helps get the dust out and any future dust is easier to remove. Since Hermes has his long winter coat it can be tough to get all the dust that he manages in there out, so I think the Show Sheen really does a great job.
        11-30-2011, 09:27 AM
    I like show sheen too but it does dry out the hair and is very slippery so you do not want to get it anywhere near your saddle or girth area. I guess the only way to keep a horse clean is lots of brushing and a blanket in the winter.
        11-30-2011, 05:34 PM
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    I use the Large Dog version of the furminator because it does a good job of digging up the clumpy dander after they've been in the rain.

    A hard bristled plastic brush so I can easily wash them (each horse has their own).

    Last but certainly not least, the Shop Vac. I have one horse that thinks he's at the day spa when I get the vacuum out. He loves loves loves his face massaged

    A good trick for brushing the face is to either buy those cotton garden gloves with the nubbies on them or buy the dog grooming mitts at WalMart with the nubbies on them.

    You can just hug on your horse's face and massage the insides of their ears without them realizing that you're densitizing them to having something in their ears
        11-30-2011, 05:49 PM
    I've found that lightly spraying Laser Sheen on the mane and the body and letting it sit for 5 minutes.. makes currying so much easier, gets rid of any wet horse smell.. and they are so soft!!!!

    Definitely something I use during the winter when they come in so muddy.
        11-30-2011, 06:39 PM
    I'm thinking about cutting his mane a little shorter. He is a paint quarter and his mane and tail is stringy.

    This pic might have been 2-3 months ago so its actually longer now
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        11-30-2011, 06:46 PM
    Brush it and show sheen (or laser sheen<3) it on the other side, it adds immediate fluff and looks TONS healthier.
        11-30-2011, 06:54 PM
    Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
    Brush it and show sheen (or laser sheen<3) it on the other side, it adds immediate fluff and looks TONS healthier.
    1. Should it be on the other side?

    2. Do they sell show sheen in dollar stores?

    3. Seems like combing the hair is what should be done right lol? What brush would you use on the hair? I mean my hair is short so I brush it. Seems like combing would work with that stringy hair right
        11-30-2011, 06:57 PM
    I was told cowboy magic is good too. I just use a regular person hair brush on mane and tail. Starting from the bottom and gently untangeling snarls.

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