I got mine yesterday!
It is basically a hack-saw blade stuck into a wooden handle. WIsh I had thought of it. It worked well.
The 10" is nice for the barrel and butt, but is a little cumbersome for the entire body, I wish I would have gotten the smaller one.
I used it on my Paint mare for a good half hour and pulled LOTS of hair out of her body, but she didn't tolerate it on her neck, so I had to use the shed flower for her neck and belly (the SleekEZ was difficult to get under the belly area as well, I think the problem would be resolved by using a smaller one).
Then we really put it to the test and my trainer used it on his 28 year old TB who just does.not.shed. very well... they will body clip him when it is warmer, but this stuff got a TON off him in the short time he used it. By the time we swept up our hair we had about three dust pans full of heaping hair by my Paint and his TB.
Going to try it on two other horses tomorrow to see if it works well on them, my QH and the little QH mare I am training. The mare isn't blanketed and has some dry skin issues so I am most interested to see how well it does on her. I will do a before and after picture if I can remember!
THIS is an excellent tip!! Thank you!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
Are these things actually $73? Is that what you paid?I dont like the idea that it is sharp. cutting your horse by accident is not conducive to a happy grooming session.
I love my furminator. Unfortunatly I am going to have to replace it! it has survived doing 4 horses and 2 golden retrievers for 4 years but the handle is now giving up!
I use the original large dog(yellow handle) you can get it pretty cheap on amazon.com I got mine from petsmart when i was working there, i think it was around $50 but i got 35%off because i was a groomer there...this is actually the first i'v heard of the long hair de-shedding tool, it must be pretty new