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post #21 of 97 Old 03-09-2011, 12:57 PM
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WOW!!! I love to save me some money! I have no idea where to look for a place that might sell those, though. I'm on a mission. Thanks!
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I love the slicker blocks, haven't tried one of these. For those of you who buy the black slick & easy blocks...you can get them much cheaper! Years ago, I had a chef friend over at the barn and he said "why are you using a grill block on your horse?" All they are is a piece of a restaurant type grill block used to clean grill grates! I found them at a food supply store, they come in a block about 10 inches long, take a hacksaw or knife and you can cut yourself 8 or 9 out of one! It costs me $1.79 for an entire block :)

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post #22 of 97 Old 03-09-2011, 01:12 PM
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You're very welcome, I love to save money too! :) I usually pick them up at Gordon Food Service. I have found them at Sam's Club in the past too. Hope you find them, saves me a bundle and I don't feel bad wasting them and taking a rasp too them when they get full of dirt either lol!
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post #23 of 97 Old 03-09-2011, 02:04 PM
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I use a furminator on my guys. Works great, multiple tasks bc we have a shepherd and a long coated jack....walmart brand works fine.
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post #24 of 97 Old 03-09-2011, 02:12 PM
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SEAmom, when you get yours, I'm sure we would all appreciate it if you would post a picture of what the blade looks like (I know I would be thankful).

Those of you who mentioned the hacksaw blade, does it really work that much better than your standard shedding blade?
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post #25 of 97 Old 03-09-2011, 02:50 PM
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It has been shipped, so I'm expecting it by this weekend. I'll be sure too supply pictures and a thorough review. There are MANY horses waiting for a test drive of it. Lol. My friends are lining up and chomping at the bit to use it.
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post #26 of 97 Old 03-09-2011, 03:09 PM
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It looks to me, that it has the same teeth that the Furminator has. Instead of being on a short brush like the Furminator, it is on a long piece of plastic *I assume it is plastic*

There is no way Nelson would stand still if I used that, I'd get the same result I got when I tried to use my Furminator on him. He is thin skinned and hates being groomed as it is, let along using something like that on him. I have a hard time using my regular shedding blade. So I have to use my Gelly Curry



I use 2, one in each hand. lol. He'll tolerate that. I use the smaller bristle side of the curry though, not the thick nobby side that you see in the picture.

I wish I could a curry like this slick ez.

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post #27 of 97 Old 03-09-2011, 04:23 PM
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I personaly use a furminator on all of mine!

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post #28 of 97 Old 03-09-2011, 04:37 PM
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I forgot earlier that I should have added that our horses shedding tool of choice is the Shop Vac LOL! My hubby jokingly tells me in the spring I vacuum my horses more than the floor :)
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^Shop Vac huh? Ive heard that it works great!!! Not sure how well my guy would handle it tho...guess you never know unless you try!! :)
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post #30 of 97 Old 03-09-2011, 05:39 PM
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^Shop Vac huh? Ive heard that it works great!!! Not sure how well my guy would handle it tho...guess you never know unless you try!! :)
Exactly, you never know! Just like anything new take time to desensitize to it, I don't have one that I can't use it on and they all turn in big gooey eyed beggers when I drag it out. *insert chorus of uh-huh-huh pick me pick me's* I like it because it makes clean up super easy. No sweeping up and bagging hair and getting covered in it!
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