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post #1 of 5 Old 12-14-2019, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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Dustbuster?

So I was talking to my husband about horse vacuum cleaners. Not that I really intend to buy one, but, just as a thing. He was like, "Just go get a dustbuster and use that."

Do you guys think that would work? With the dry air we've had lately, it seems like you curry comb and brush, the dust and junk comes off and hovers over the horse for about two seconds, and then static electricity just sucks it back into their coat. I've been getting them a little damp before grooming lately, which helps, but I know there are layers and layers of "dust" (given the situation of their pasture, "dust" actually means dried powdered manure) in their coats.
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-14-2019, 07:49 PM
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I find Dustbusters have really poor suction compared to real vacuums, but I also have never tried one on a horse, soooo... Haha, maybe?? Let us know your results if you try it.
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-15-2019, 12:38 PM
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My friend uses a Shop-Vac on her mare....
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-15-2019, 12:49 PM
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I have a small Shop-vac have used on the horses (and dogs). They used to make a groomer attachment, not sure if they still do though. It is light enough to carry and small enough to travel. Currently I have no electricity at the barn so it just does small jobs around the house now.

Would not use any vacuum that was not safe outdoors and with wet items.
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-15-2019, 06:21 PM
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I use a leaf blower.....curry first, then blow.....brush a bit and blow some more.......


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