Poll

Shedding Season

Spring is almost here! How do you help your horse shed his winter hair coat?

Currying/grooming
78%
866
Body clipping
4%
44
Blanketing
2%
22
I put my horse under lights.
2%
17
I let my horse shed his hair naturally.
12%
138
Other (please explain)
2%
19

Total votes cast: 1106

Comments & Write-in Answers

Favorite gelding sheds out naturally, clip Cushings mare, grandkids groom minis

3/20/2017 11:44:19 PM

I also use a shedding blade and sometimes a Furminator.

3/20/2017 7:41:20 PM

Lots of currying to help them along

3/20/2017 6:46:27 PM

I let my horse shed natrally, though some of his hair does come out when I brush him before riding.

3/20/2017 11:21:48 AM

let nature do her job.

3/19/2017 11:00:57 PM

with a Furminator. she LOVES it.

3/19/2017 8:12:08 PM

I curry/groom, and let her shed naturally.

3/19/2017 5:21:53 PM

I would be lost without my shedding blade!

3/19/2017 8:49:39 AM

I also add a little oil to their feed.

3/18/2017 9:51:55 AM

I also use a shedding blade. I clip fetlocks and goat hairs under the face and chin.

3/18/2017 1:04:33 AM

Gradually returning to work = currying/grooming. Otherwise it's clip time!

3/17/2017 6:22:46 PM

Lots of grooming!!

3/17/2017 4:54:38 PM

Our weather varies Blanket when cold Shade for warm Groom Trace clip horses Bodyclip minis summertim

3/17/2017 2:46:33 PM

Lots and lots of grooming!

3/17/2017 12:52:14 PM

She sheds naturally, with normal grooming pre ride daily

3/17/2017 11:32:30 AM

I have a horse with PPID. Even with pergolide therapy she does not shed out her winter coat.

3/17/2017 8:53:25 AM

Giving liquid b12

3/17/2017 12:15:44 AM

blankets all winter but still have lots of winter hair to shed out

3/16/2017 10:20:56 PM

Thin coated TB-type in CA, hardly grows any hair.

3/16/2017 6:46:16 PM

I have elderly horses and they need help. The Cushings/IR pony is not turning loose and will clip.

3/16/2017 5:08:44 PM

Lots of owner sweat and hair flying while currying

3/16/2017 3:19:15 PM

Currying ids a real process with total of 4

3/16/2017 1:33:53 PM

Plus I occasionally groom them with rubber curry

3/16/2017 3:39:56 AM

Shedding blade and lots of brushing; then when the weather warms up, clip.

3/16/2017 12:40:01 AM

I also load up on the omega 3 and fatty acids.

3/15/2017 11:50:54 PM

Horsehair Everywhere

3/15/2017 9:48:56 PM

And some clipping if necessary, especially the flank area

3/15/2017 7:29:34 PM

Just a good old fashioned grooming, a little every few days

3/15/2017 7:05:35 PM

My sensitive TB taught me to shed him with BATHS.

3/15/2017 7:04:48 PM

not much but in those hard to reach places

3/15/2017 6:46:12 PM

at midnight feeding, i brush all 3 horses using a slicker brush. then go take a bath. lol

3/15/2017 5:52:37 PM

I brush and let the coat shed naturally

3/15/2017 4:58:47 PM

Brush and bathe them

3/15/2017 4:55:31 PM

And curry

3/15/2017 4:41:49 PM

With added grooming as required

3/15/2017 4:21:55 PM

I love horses they are fun to ride and to take care of.

3/15/2017 4:10:47 PM

We call it their Spa Treatment

3/15/2017 1:04:27 PM

my horse is a late shedder, currying comb and bath do the trick

3/15/2017 12:54:32 PM

Good old fashioned currying--moves the hair from horse to groomer!

3/15/2017 12:34:43 PM

Take him onto the Heather and let him roll!

3/15/2017 12:04:35 PM

I feed an increased supplement of ground flax seed and chia seeds. Seems to increase shedding

3/15/2017 10:32:00 AM

Feed 1/2 cup Ground Flax seed am and pm. Seems to help and they shed out shiny to boot.

3/15/2017 10:24:34 AM

Curry, curry, curry! (along with infrequent baths when it's warm enough) I also clip in Nov & Feb

3/15/2017 10:04:14 AM

1we let shed naturally, grooming. 1 PPID we clip in early May. On med but it doesn't help him shed

3/15/2017 9:59:53 AM

Groom and let nature run it's course.

3/15/2017 7:16:37 AM

at one time all of the above ,now just let them shed on their own

3/15/2017 3:43:55 AM

I take my boy outside and comb/brush until I think my arms will fall off --and let the hair fly!

3/15/2017 1:59:41 AM

I use a shedding blade and curry them. Builds great biceps!

3/15/2017 12:38:05 AM

I have nervously watched my Cushings horse shed naturally with curry comb help.

3/14/2017 11:47:24 PM

Mares go under lights but grooming and a spring bath with some oil help them shed out.

3/14/2017 11:40:41 PM

everything has to be as natural as possible for the horse's sake.

3/14/2017 11:29:54 PM

We live in AZ, north of Phoenix, the horse shed early, before the heat!

3/14/2017 11:07:59 PM

I have PPID horses, one with early onset, I use spring grooming to monitor for shed issues.

3/14/2017 10:28:12 PM

Regular grooming every day, and I wear more horse hair in the spring!

3/14/2017 10:09:34 PM

It's still freezing at night so I just groom and let it come out as it may.

3/14/2017 9:33:10 PM

Lots and lots of grooming and currying!

3/14/2017 9:19:41 PM

After being stalled for 5 months they begin to go out in tall grass. Best way to lose the hair.

3/14/2017 8:56:06 PM

Use the natural shedding process, along with brisk currying.

3/14/2017 8:38:57 PM

i live in the mountains it can snow till end of June

3/14/2017 8:33:00 PM

Also turn out where the horses can roll in the grass.

3/14/2017 8:31:11 PM

Also "scratching stations" in their track paddock!

3/14/2017 8:30:50 PM

I curry/groom my horse twice a day---before and after each ride.

3/14/2017 5:17:42 PM

shedding blade, vaccuum

3/14/2017 3:07:26 PM

I let her shed naturally but help some with brushing

3/14/2017 1:50:01 PM

Currying mostly.

3/14/2017 1:17:03 PM

We blanket the show horses & put them under lights. Otherwise lots of grooming!

3/14/2017 12:26:11 PM