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post #1 of 32 Old 02-10-2019, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Your choice of Shedding Tool

Hello everyone!,

Just curious what everyone uses for a shedding tool since Hopefully Spring is almost around the corner!

Do you use the traditional shedding blade/sweat scraper? , the wood block with the blade? The grooming blocks? Or something else?

Curious to hear what others are using. Ive just been using the normal metal blade that is a sweat scraper on the other side. But curious if something else is more efficient!

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post #2 of 32 Old 02-10-2019, 08:18 PM
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The wood block with the blade? It sucks. They jam up with hair and crud almost instantly, and you keep having to clean them, and they get less and less effective.

I love the original shedding blade. The loop style. Zoom Groom dog brushes are fantastic too.
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post #3 of 32 Old 02-10-2019, 08:33 PM
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I use a real shedding blade that opens....teeth one side and flat the other for a sweat scraper.
Very easy to clean and it does a wide swath of coat each pull...



I have also used Slick 'N Easy...the block.
They work OK but wear down very easily and crack apart...
I use this more on the sensitive skinned legs and face as that shedding blade is a little to sharp for delicate areas...


My friend buys grill cleaner brushes and cuts the large size into more hand-friendly horse shedding blocks...she saves a lot of money with what she does as the entire block costs less than one S'NE does.


Good old fashioned elbow grease and time...grooming done some each day it not take long to get a slick coated beauty in your midst.
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post #4 of 32 Old 02-10-2019, 08:56 PM
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The loop metal shedding blade or the round metal shedding blade with handle. The wood block with blade doesn't last long, pretty much a waste of money. Bought one last spring lasted one week. Of course our horse's are hairy yaks....with months worth of dirt/grim on them.

Once the mud comes they delight in rolling in it to be totally covered in it.
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post #5 of 32 Old 02-10-2019, 08:57 PM
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A good roll in the dirt! And a rubber curry.
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post #6 of 32 Old 02-10-2019, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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Good to know. I was thinking of splurging on one of those wood blocked things with the blades in it. But it sounds like a piece of junk!

I have 3 horses to de shed come warmer weather. My mini unfortuneatly wont shed and has to be body clipped .

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Curry and dandy, Or one of those chalky blocks with the holes in it, I think its what HorseGuy said ( Slick n Easy). they do the job but they are pretty beginner like and do wear down. The metal one isn't for me, Cant manage to get enough hair with that just scraping the surface each time. Honestly if your into it , The Clippers! You can also Sub and do a saddle clip or something nice and put it the work just on the unclipped spots And by summer your have that nice coat again.

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post #8 of 32 Old 02-11-2019, 10:44 AM
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Grooma Groomer - the rubber fingers work dirt to the surface and mat the hair that is coming out. The birds and squirrels love to steal the mats for nesting material. I also use the loop style shedding blade but both sides are for shedding. The size of the teeth are different. I use the bigger teeth early on and the smaller later when most of the heavier stuff is out. I get much bigger mats off but it is work to use the grooma. The horses though absolutely love the massage action.
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Good to know. I was thinking of splurging on one of those wood blocked things with the blades in it. But it sounds like a piece of junk!

I have 3 horses to de shed come warmer weather. My mini unfortuneatly wont shed and has to be body clipped .
A friend bought me one and to be truthful, worked great on the large portions of the body. But those nooks and curves not so much. Prefer the shedding/sweat scrapping blade that loops. Hits all the spots easily.
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post #10 of 32 Old 02-11-2019, 10:58 AM
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A shedding blade.
But my real favorite is my hand with a glove with rubber palm and fingers.
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