Poll

Shedding Light on Spring Shedding

Do you help your horses shed their winter coats?
(Check all that apply)

Yes, with a curry or lots of brushing
68%
2247
I clip my horse
7%
221
Yes, by bathing
16%
515
Yes, with a vacuum
5%
149
Yes, I supply a rubbing post
3%
95
I don't help my horses shed their winter coats
2%
61

Total votes cast: 3288

Comments & Write-in Answers

Use a "slick and easy"

4/21/2008 11:46:32 PM

blanketing

4/21/2008 11:20:03 PM

I only use a sheading blade sparingly

4/21/2008 8:02:06 PM

I also use a shedding blade

4/21/2008 6:23:46 PM

I have an Electro-Groom and love it!!

4/21/2008 5:43:33 PM

double edge shedding blade and sand to roll in

4/21/2008 3:54:43 PM

Lots of currying/then clipping before a show.

4/21/2008 2:25:33 PM

a good scrubby bath really helps shedding

4/21/2008 1:17:27 PM

Good Deworming, Good Grooming, Bathing and sunshine:0)

4/21/2008 12:17:30 PM

Good brushing after they have worked really helps

4/21/2008 10:19:25 AM

flax meal makes the winter hair just fall out and leaves a beautiful coat underneath

4/21/2008 10:17:08 AM

Stand up wind.

4/21/2008 10:03:57 AM

If you don't groom your horse, you should be doing so.

4/21/2008 9:14:02 AM

add corn oil to feed

4/21/2008 6:19:05 AM

I add corn oil to their daily feed, they shed out quiker and their coats shine

4/20/2008 10:08:46 PM

For our wooliest residents we use a "dethatching" tool used for Icelandics.

4/20/2008 6:41:21 PM

and a shedding blade...

4/20/2008 2:47:31 PM

Make sure the wind is blowing in the right direction, nothing worse then a mouth full of horse hair!

4/20/2008 8:35:46 AM

A little elboe grease goes a long ways to help shed your horses coat.

4/20/2008 7:36:21 AM

shedding blade works great also

4/19/2008 7:53:02 PM

I use the metal shedder when I rinse him off on warm days too

4/19/2008 7:14:27 PM

I also have my horses on a product called dac orange that helps minimize their winter coat

4/19/2008 6:38:55 PM

I fasten a pushbroom head on a VERY secure post

4/19/2008 5:40:26 PM

I also use a shedding blade

4/19/2008 4:48:51 PM

don't get much winter coat in AZ esp. with a blanket

4/19/2008 3:21:57 AM

rice bran supplement

4/19/2008 12:57:07 AM

Vigorously Curry at least once a day everyday.

4/18/2008 7:34:31 PM

good old shedding blade!

4/18/2008 7:13:16 PM

we have heat in the day and snow at night til june

4/18/2008 4:46:45 PM

I also put a light on them in the early Spring to make the days seem longer sooner

4/18/2008 4:28:28 PM

I use a slick and easy and supplement with flax and BOSS

4/18/2008 3:32:15 PM

Some can be "plucked" like chickens, too.

4/18/2008 1:39:20 PM

My guy is a furball living in NC - go figure.

4/18/2008 12:21:36 PM

Erratic weather changes here in NE TN. We bathe when weather permits, daily grooming w/ curry & br.

4/18/2008 11:55:42 AM

first curry and then use the stone.

4/18/2008 10:30:09 AM

take a horse for a ride, get really sweaty, brush and bath helps

4/18/2008 10:16:08 AM

every day

4/18/2008 9:52:35 AM

yes, and no...most of it is up to them.

4/18/2008 9:50:53 AM

I think it is very important for both horse and rider to spend as much time grooming as possible!!!

4/18/2008 9:45:20 AM

I use the Furminator, a shedding brush.

4/18/2008 8:34:10 AM

A trace clip can help your shaggy horse get thru Spring w/o much blanketing.

4/18/2008 8:22:08 AM

Try skin and coat supplements. That also helped my mare who was difficult to shed.

4/18/2008 7:44:52 AM

Furminators really work

4/18/2008 7:35:06 AM

lots of brushing and enough places for them to roll and rub

4/18/2008 6:31:23 AM

I let the horses groom each other, then I brush the remainder off with a shedding blade and curry

4/18/2008 2:05:32 AM

My horse has Cushings disease and doesn't shed on his own.

4/18/2008 1:58:05 AM

I use a wire "brush" that is usually used on dogs. Never on the lower legs but for the back , ribs a

4/17/2008 11:52:43 PM

shedding blade is used a LOT

4/17/2008 10:39:08 PM

I brush my horse every day, year round.

4/17/2008 10:09:03 PM

i don't do nearly as much as i should; a net-lined sheet helps alot too

4/17/2008 10:07:58 PM

Grill stone

4/17/2008 9:46:23 PM

I curry and use a shedding blade a few times a week until all shedded out

4/17/2008 9:14:59 PM

Grooming stones really take off the loose hair.

4/17/2008 8:13:57 PM

Slick n' Easy turns him from a yak to a horse again!

4/17/2008 8:08:16 PM

also use a shedding blade - daily

4/17/2008 8:06:07 PM

When I help them shed, they stop scratching.

4/17/2008 7:51:35 PM

I bought a furminator for my dog, and it did wonders for my paso fino shedding.

4/17/2008 7:42:50 PM

After I curry, then I give a bath, then turn them out in the arena with sand so they can roll.

4/17/2008 7:38:43 PM

slick & easy blocks work good also

4/17/2008 7:29:03 PM

mine love to roll

4/17/2008 7:08:23 PM

love my vacuum!

4/17/2008 6:37:40 PM

for slow to shed ponies - oil baths help

4/17/2008 6:20:03 PM

shedding blades and good nutrition

4/17/2008 6:02:05 PM

I also use a shedding blade

4/17/2008 5:53:49 PM

jjUsing my bare hands work best and the horses love it.

4/17/2008 5:39:35 PM

I use a round metal curry, a lollipop curry and a lava stone

4/17/2008 5:36:01 PM

We body clip the horses going to shows and curry the others

4/17/2008 5:21:47 PM

Cushing's mare, treated with pergolide, needs lots of brushing and belly clip for comfort.

4/17/2008 3:28:47 PM

Feed a fat supp.,rice bran or coat conditioner to help for a few weeks.Kim,Reno

4/17/2008 1:01:40 PM

My horses seem to like this one the best!

4/17/2008 12:36:27 PM

I use a curry and a shedding blade...then brush.

4/17/2008 12:15:38 PM

I use one of those little Grooma Shedding Flowers, they stay in your hand and work great!

4/17/2008 11:46:36 AM

Brushing will naturally help, if your horse is ready to shed.

4/17/2008 11:45:35 AM

Shed'N blade or rubber mitt works great!

4/17/2008 11:20:48 AM

I also plan to put up a post with some brushes attached to it for them to rub on.

4/17/2008 10:22:25 AM

supplement w/ flaxseed to give glossy coat

4/17/2008 10:21:00 AM

Horses love good daily circular motion brushing & a bath really helps them to stop itching so badly!

4/17/2008 10:15:40 AM

So FL not much of a winter coat, but enough to require currying daily.

4/17/2008 9:58:17 AM

brush..brush...brush...and then brush myself off!

4/17/2008 9:11:19 AM

We show year round so I don't let my horse grow a winter coat by keeping lights on during the winter

4/17/2008 8:29:07 AM

shedding blade

4/17/2008 7:58:27 AM

it's either brush it, or wear it on my sleeve!

4/17/2008 7:39:28 AM

I think I've brushed myself some carpal tunnel syndrome, but he sure looks shiny!!!

4/17/2008 6:58:13 AM

dont like to see a fuzzy dirty horse when the weather starts getting warmer

4/17/2008 3:26:02 AM

All my animals use the Scratchnall. The animals use it; I don't. Awesome! scratchnall(dot)com

4/17/2008 12:03:34 AM

All my animals use the Scratchnall. The animals use it, I don't. Awesome! Scratchnall.com

4/17/2008 12:00:43 AM

we have 9 so we pretty much do anything we can to help, short of vacuuming them.

4/16/2008 10:27:42 PM

also a hack saw blade does wonderful to help with the shedding

4/16/2008 10:21:24 PM

also PVC fly sheets help with shedding

4/16/2008 9:11:23 PM

lots and lots of brushing

4/16/2008 8:49:17 PM

exercising your horse, whether by riding or lunging, helps them part with their coats

4/16/2008 8:42:20 PM

of course that dead itchy hair is awful!

4/16/2008 8:06:23 PM

Use rubber brush that gets to the skin and lifts loose hair.

4/16/2008 7:52:10 PM

Slick Bricks work really well also

4/16/2008 7:15:41 PM

just put on that old shirt and curry like mad

4/16/2008 7:08:34 PM

let them roll in the sand arena and have a rubbing post

4/16/2008 6:15:41 PM

if there is water my mare helps shed herself

4/16/2008 5:00:08 PM

Add soya oil to their feed

4/16/2008 4:50:41 PM

Uless there is a cold spell predicted as it is happ0ening this year. I don't help them shed with f

4/16/2008 4:33:59 PM

Flaxseed meal helps too, dun horse is the worst

4/16/2008 4:26:11 PM

Our first show of the year was April 4/5/6 and both my geldings had to be clipped and clean.

4/16/2008 3:57:47 PM

I am the rubbing post!!

4/16/2008 3:45:50 PM

Using Sulfur salt blocks instead of mineral blocks will help shed faster.

4/16/2008 3:01:23 PM

The Mini's may get clipped. But the ridding horses shed out with lots of brushing

4/16/2008 2:57:03 PM

i love to brush my horses and they get free time grazing while I bursh/curry. great trust builder

4/16/2008 2:33:48 PM

lots of grooming, the mare enjoys it and it's good exercize for me

4/16/2008 2:17:51 PM

shedding blocks are the best

4/16/2008 1:43:03 PM

Lights go on automatic

4/16/2008 1:21:37 PM

By the beginning of May, my horses' winter coat is all shed.

4/16/2008 1:18:49 PM

I give corn oil also in the spring

4/16/2008 1:14:45 PM

Horses are clipped,fall/winter/spring. Although I own 11 I'm allergic to horse hair

4/16/2008 1:03:51 PM

use of a shedding bar is the easiest way to shed off winter hair

4/16/2008 1:02:41 PM

plus letting them out t roll, helps my allergies better than all the brushing

4/16/2008 12:52:48 PM

My horse NEVER grow winter coats.

4/16/2008 12:39:19 PM

I keep lights on all winter long and feed coat and vitamin suppliments

4/16/2008 12:39:12 PM

1 IR/C, 1 IR - LOTS of brushing...

4/16/2008 12:28:14 PM

In spring you should brush them five times a day to hoelp them.

4/16/2008 12:26:09 PM

The shedding blade gets used a lot! With over 25 horses...it's not daily..but it sure helps

4/16/2008 12:17:05 PM

Our weather variables have made me less agressive about shedding.

4/16/2008 12:15:58 PM

In addition to curry

4/16/2008 12:12:31 PM

brushed before & after a ride, plenty of trees for rubbing

4/16/2008 11:57:43 AM

a metal spring curry that the farmers used on cows works great on horses and they love it

4/16/2008 11:26:22 AM

They just love the massage !

4/16/2008 11:15:49 AM

Lots of currying and use of a shedding blade gives me enough hair to make a pony!

4/16/2008 10:57:21 AM

Corn Oil helps too.

4/16/2008 10:54:42 AM

all of the about

4/16/2008 10:52:16 AM

Stand upwind!

4/16/2008 10:48:05 AM

Love the Slick and Easy!! Nothing works better to get those under hairs off and put a shine on them

4/16/2008 10:41:57 AM

they enjoy it.must be itchy.

4/16/2008 10:39:59 AM

The need the extra help..plus if feels good to them.

4/16/2008 10:38:49 AM

shedding blade to start then rubber curry everywhere

4/16/2008 10:37:17 AM

I do continue to brush them when shedding out but usually I just end up with a mouthful of hair.

4/16/2008 10:34:50 AM

To accelerate the horses' shedding, we mix 1 c. cottonseed meal with their daily grain ration.

4/16/2008 10:21:03 AM

some brushing with a shedding blade - they love it!

4/16/2008 10:17:35 AM

TWO YOUNGER HORSES SHED OUT EASY BY BRUSH, OLDER HORSE 27 TAKES WEEKS.

4/16/2008 10:12:05 AM

My old mare I have to clip once most of the hair is shed.

4/16/2008 10:10:36 AM

Round springy metal curry & palm curry really help.

4/16/2008 10:08:15 AM

Regular grooming is beneficial as the transition is so intensely itchy for my horse

4/16/2008 10:02:09 AM

I use a shedder and also the tank vac when too cold to bathe.

4/16/2008 9:58:36 AM

When we had our mares we really never brushed them much.

4/16/2008 9:55:21 AM

Shed blade, curry brush and alot of elbow grease!

4/16/2008 9:43:09 AM

use blankets all winter so there is not much to shed

4/16/2008 9:42:47 AM

A draw knife type srapper (handle on both ends, saratted edge), works GREAT!

4/16/2008 9:41:33 AM

A shedding blade is very effective for heavy coat.

4/16/2008 9:25:17 AM

and they do appreciate it! -- bathing ONLY when weather appropriate

4/16/2008 9:24:05 AM

Lots of currying is esp. appreciated as my Icelandic suffers from sweet itch (onset in spring)

4/16/2008 9:22:36 AM

That stinky slick stone and an old-fashioned rubber curry!

4/16/2008 9:21:52 AM

We also use our horses, sweat from a good workout removes a lot of winter coat.

4/16/2008 9:14:50 AM

My minis take forever to shed, and some have VERY thick coats. Those, I clip. They get too hot.

4/16/2008 9:11:56 AM

The mules get body clipped

4/16/2008 9:05:54 AM

I add a little corn oil to their feed.

4/16/2008 9:05:40 AM

I sometimes clip the legs - but not body

4/16/2008 8:59:36 AM

I use a shedding blade and a shedding stone which works great and helps polish the coat.

4/16/2008 8:51:05 AM

That beard was 5 1/2 inches long!

4/16/2008 8:50:28 AM

I feel they will not itch as much and they look nicer faster

4/16/2008 8:39:55 AM

I just work with the riding horses, not the youngsters.

4/16/2008 8:32:04 AM

Just CURRY for starters! then vacuum. Then CURRY more !

4/16/2008 8:23:16 AM

jute bag rug helps rip out the coat

4/16/2008 8:02:32 AM

It depends. I dont help until it is into spring enough that it will not get cold over night.

4/16/2008 8:01:55 AM

Also by scratching on them - they love it and it takes out more hair

4/16/2008 7:54:08 AM

we use a shedding blade and a rubber curry almost daily...UGH

4/16/2008 7:39:52 AM

Starting in January I leave the barn lights on until 10 pm. By April 1st my horses are "slick"

4/16/2008 7:36:20 AM

Round metal currys with teeth and/or shedding blades

4/16/2008 7:34:14 AM

I enjoy grooming, and my horses love it as well.

4/16/2008 7:29:14 AM

using a shedding blade

4/16/2008 7:29:04 AM

I generally use a shedding blade and several different brushes to help them shed their winter coat.

4/16/2008 7:26:28 AM

I use a shed blade gently on a daily basis this time of year.

4/16/2008 6:50:32 AM

Sometimes you can just pluck it out while petting. She likes it!

4/16/2008 6:29:03 AM

I have rugs that take the loose coat out but she doesnt grow a coat in winter

4/16/2008 2:44:18 AM

I clip my mule twice a year

4/16/2008 1:51:44 AM

always clip horses being worked

4/16/2008 1:41:45 AM

I put on a fly sheet and it does all the work!

4/16/2008 1:39:41 AM

I also feed Platinum Performance which seems to shorten the shedding season.

4/16/2008 1:37:34 AM

Grooming is a way to show my love for my beloveds.

4/16/2008 1:13:20 AM

And they wear blankets all winter

4/16/2008 1:03:36 AM

I start brushing with a curry comb as soon as the horse starts to look like it is shedding.

4/16/2008 1:01:27 AM

Shedding blades are the best thing ever.

4/15/2008 11:56:51 PM

I can only bathe when it gets above 75 because there isn't any outside hot water here.

4/15/2008 11:45:29 PM

I use the Furminator.

4/15/2008 11:36:10 PM

Not until it stays warm enough at night (MN).

4/15/2008 11:28:30 PM

I also blanket my show horse

4/15/2008 11:24:33 PM

using babyoil, if at shedding max, will get rid of the loose hair

4/15/2008 11:14:58 PM

I clip everybody... keeps them from getting overheated during workouts

4/15/2008 11:13:55 PM

Use shedding brush

4/15/2008 11:12:04 PM

I buy a cheap lava rock from home depot used to clean grills.

4/15/2008 11:05:52 PM

All get grooming; Cushings horse is sometimes body clipped depending on weather.

4/15/2008 11:03:32 PM

I use a shedding blade, curry and than brush.

4/15/2008 11:02:22 PM

his companion pony completes the job

4/15/2008 10:54:54 PM

not all the time. just our older guy

4/15/2008 10:52:44 PM

I use a furminator

4/15/2008 10:37:37 PM

I leave stall light in til late Pm, grooming

4/15/2008 10:33:07 PM

when the temperature gets warm enough in Minnesota I will give a bath

4/15/2008 10:23:32 PM

Not until it gets quite warm or I want to saddle up

4/15/2008 10:20:29 PM

shedding blade and lots of repeat grooming with blade between all other brushes too

4/15/2008 10:17:43 PM

I start as soon as they start, this helps in less heat, and sweat while riding.

4/15/2008 10:16:22 PM

We also add black oil sunflower seeds to feed. helps shedding and shiny coats

4/15/2008 10:13:18 PM

It doesn't seem to matter whether I help or not.

4/15/2008 10:11:58 PM

Elbow grease!

4/15/2008 10:09:53 PM

wrap a 1"or 3/4" minila or nylon rope(50ft) aroundl a post.Works great.

4/15/2008 9:55:09 PM

I use a rubber curry to help shed loose winter hair

4/15/2008 9:53:39 PM

I do everything I can to help my horses.

4/15/2008 9:52:18 PM

elbow grease and lots of it!

4/15/2008 9:46:24 PM

I use a double shed blade on my pony, a single on my warmblood whose skin is more sensitive

4/15/2008 9:44:08 PM

I also add supplements that help them shed

4/15/2008 9:43:29 PM

Depends on the horse. My riding horses are clipped, my pasture horses shed by themseves.

4/15/2008 9:42:17 PM

Lots of elbow grease, a curry mitt and a ShopVac.

4/15/2008 9:38:31 PM

I clip the minis and the big guys get lots of bathing and brushing!!

4/15/2008 9:34:53 PM

Brushing my horse everyday gives us one on one time for the new season

4/15/2008 9:33:03 PM

I think of it as helping the birds line their nests.

4/15/2008 9:26:47 PM

I also give them cottonseed meal.

4/15/2008 9:24:15 PM

I use a shedding blade as a part of routine grooming.

4/15/2008 9:22:47 PM

It's always exciting to see a new horse emerge!

4/15/2008 9:22:23 PM

My mare has Cushing's; I clip in the spring otherwise she sweats heavily with work.

4/15/2008 9:20:23 PM

with proper nutrition and a good curry, it's always out by april 15th

4/15/2008 9:03:58 PM

it also helps with bonding

4/15/2008 9:03:31 PM

I also use a shedding blade.

4/15/2008 8:56:06 PM

I use a shedding blade on them each day

4/15/2008 8:43:41 PM

Sheddin blade, and lights

4/15/2008 8:42:33 PM

I also feed them Flax Seed which helps them shed out in the Spring

4/15/2008 8:40:33 PM

and shedding blade

4/15/2008 8:39:09 PM

yes,with a shedding blade if the hair is loose and ready to come out,it helps with itchiness

4/15/2008 8:34:01 PM

feed flax seed starting in october

4/15/2008 8:26:32 PM

I use a "Furminator" daily and it works great!

4/15/2008 8:22:30 PM

FURMINATOR! Oricey but worth every penny.

4/15/2008 8:20:08 PM

when grooming my 2 horses to help them shed out I thing by the time I tire out from grooming I am g

4/15/2008 8:14:58 PM

I have found dog brushes to be very useful...the kind with the pins, and also an undercoat rake

4/15/2008 8:13:19 PM

curry, curry, curry

4/15/2008 8:11:51 PM

good ol'curring

4/15/2008 8:09:39 PM

Shedding Blade

4/15/2008 8:08:18 PM

Actually, I use a shedding blade and a Grooma curry.

4/15/2008 7:56:36 PM

I love the grooming stones rather than a urry or shedding blade.

4/15/2008 7:54:38 PM

I start night blanketing Feb 1 as well.

4/15/2008 7:44:32 PM

i use a shedding stone

4/15/2008 7:41:00 PM

only my pony who is especially hairy, the others do fine on their own

4/15/2008 7:38:24 PM

use plastic circular brush, rinse often in water, keeps brush clean, stops loose hair floating about

4/15/2008 7:27:31 PM

I start in late Feb. and this really seems to help because my horses are very hairy

4/15/2008 7:25:06 PM

The Shedding Flower is fabulous!

4/15/2008 7:24:16 PM

Curry, curry, curry . . . oh, and the ever-useful shedding blade.

4/15/2008 7:22:32 PM

Lots of brushing and rubbing

4/15/2008 7:21:39 PM

They loved tp be brushed

4/15/2008 7:12:21 PM

BRUSH TONS THEY LOVE IT ANYWAYS! :-)

4/15/2008 7:12:09 PM

I want to help them shed their coats because the obviously itch. They scratch themselves on trees.

4/15/2008 7:09:16 PM

I use a Furminator on horses & my Danes!

4/15/2008 6:59:02 PM

I use a shedding blade followed by stiff body brush

4/15/2008 6:58:32 PM

Love the horse hair sweatshirt I wear to the grocery store afterwards!

4/15/2008 6:52:06 PM

The hair comes loose easier after excersice, when they are warm.

4/15/2008 6:48:14 PM

A dog slicker brush works well and keeps flying hair to a minimum.

4/15/2008 6:47:02 PM

Put a blanket on overnight once a week then groom.

4/15/2008 6:45:06 PM

With just a low trace clip, there is still lots to curry. A shedding blade after bathing is good too

4/15/2008 6:43:44 PM

daily brushing

4/15/2008 6:38:14 PM

extend daylight hours by artificial light beginning in January

4/15/2008 6:36:56 PM

My horses use the barn doorway as a rubbing post.

4/15/2008 6:31:23 PM

BRUSH, BRUSH, BRUSH!!! :-)

4/15/2008 6:29:56 PM

I curry and curry but also feed a supplement year round for coats and hooves.

4/15/2008 6:28:42 PM

Lost of burshing and a shop vac gets the hair off them and keeps it off of you.

4/15/2008 6:28:16 PM

Grooma then cactus cloth and lots of elbow grease!! for a beautiful shiny coat

4/15/2008 6:26:02 PM

The longest coat is the Cushing's horse, but at least he is shedding.

4/15/2008 6:17:22 PM

Giving crushed flax seed is a help along with curry and brushing.

4/15/2008 6:13:53 PM

shed blade works best!

4/15/2008 6:11:55 PM

Full body clip, everything but mane and tail.

4/15/2008 6:09:52 PM

constant brushing

4/15/2008 6:00:43 PM

I CLIP IN oCTOBER & STAY BLANKEDT & KEPT BRUSHED

4/15/2008 6:00:31 PM

2 words: "mud mitt"

4/15/2008 6:00:29 PM

I also use a shedding stone. Those work really well.

4/15/2008 5:56:53 PM

In addition to clipping one horse I use a shedding blade along with vigorous brushing & a vacuum

4/15/2008 5:53:40 PM

Use corn or wheat germ oil on feed to help slick them out too.

4/15/2008 5:52:17 PM

The trick is to get the fur off the horses without applying all of it to me.

4/15/2008 5:51:34 PM

Lots of help from the shedding blade!

4/15/2008 5:50:29 PM

Feed extra MSM in theSpring

4/15/2008 5:45:50 PM

Adding flax/oil seeds to the diet can help.

4/15/2008 5:44:34 PM

My horses LOVE a fine tooth metal comb (rounded tips & use flat). They stand like angels, no halter

4/15/2008 5:43:38 PM

that new furmilator is great!

4/15/2008 5:43:29 PM

we are the rubbing post, our hands!

4/15/2008 5:39:24 PM

curry, curry, curry; turn out, turn out, turn out

4/15/2008 5:38:53 PM

Slick ‘N’ Easy grooming blocks work great, we call them slicker stones. Cheap, last a long time

4/15/2008 5:36:42 PM

The faster, the better!!!

4/15/2008 5:36:05 PM

FURMINATOR!!

4/15/2008 5:35:47 PM

The new brush out for dogs undercoat removal works wonders on a horse

4/15/2008 5:31:51 PM

I add oil to the feed to make the coat shiny, and a metal shedding blade to remove dead hair

4/15/2008 5:30:27 PM

I found a grooming stone at my feed store, looks like black lava rock, and it works wonders to shed

4/15/2008 5:30:24 PM

Shedding blades are the way to go!

4/15/2008 5:28:47 PM

a 'grooming block' goes a long way

4/15/2008 5:27:07 PM

We clip our older pony just to make him more comfortable.

4/15/2008 5:27:01 PM

I add freshly ground flax seed and black oil sunflower seeds to their ration to help.

4/15/2008 5:26:33 PM

Brush, curry, shedding blade, curry, brush - daily. And wear a nylon running suit to keep self clean

4/15/2008 5:21:41 PM

I also pull out clumps by hand!

4/15/2008 5:20:00 PM

I use my hand....it works the best of anything

4/15/2008 5:13:53 PM

also feed veg oil in hopes it will help them shed out

4/15/2008 5:13:32 PM

also use a pumice block to help pull hair off.

4/15/2008 5:09:15 PM

flax seed helps

4/15/2008 5:06:10 PM

A shedding stone is better than a curry comb and not as rough on thin skinned horses

4/15/2008 4:51:58 PM

Shedding blade and corn oil in feed

4/15/2008 4:51:17 PM

currycomb/brushes or leave blanket on a little bit longer (if they're warm, hair comes off sooner

4/15/2008 4:39:52 PM

Use curry comb while horse is wet, gets the hair off even more and it doesnt blow in your face eithe

4/15/2008 4:35:24 PM

Rubber "finger" brushes work best!

4/15/2008 4:19:04 PM

Shedding itches! Scratching their hard-to-reach itches is a great way to bond with your horses.

4/15/2008 3:38:46 PM

A dog dematting comb works great to pull of big wads of hair off of really furry horses.

4/15/2008 3:33:39 PM