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KirstenStratt

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Best way to get winter coat out?

 I bought my TB ex racer in december... she hadnt beeen rugged up all winter until i got her, so you can imagine she is a VERY fluffy TB - Almost as fluffy as a bear! haha... Alot of the coat has come out, like on her neck and she has a lovely smooth shiny summer coat coming through, but over her stomach and bum she is still very furry! Obv i dont want to really clip her at this time of the year as it will probably spoil her summer coat - take out the shine and smoothness - and im not sure what she would be like to clip anyway. 

How else can i get this fluffy hair off her? I groom pretty much everyday so its not like shes a massive scruff ball and ive been using this small pad thing to try get the hairs out but this takes forever and doesnt result in alot of hair coming out.

 

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brook

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brook says:

Re: Best way to get winter coat out?

I use a metal shedder ( i think that's what you call them ) it's a flexible scraper type of thing with metal teeth which have been rounded off. It really does get all of the loose hair out.

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soniadevereux

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Re: Best way to get winter coat out?

there is a shedding blade that i use. It gets loads out with out discomfort to the horse. bend it into a U shape and put the handles in each hand. One tip, DONT wear a fleece wear something that hair doesnt stick to.

Here is a piccy of what i use.

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brook

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brook says:

Re: Best way to get winter coat out?

Yep, that's what I was trying to describe lol ! Brilliant tool for your tack box.

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KirstenStratt

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Re: Best way to get winter coat out?

Funny you should say that about the fleece actually! i was wearing like an underliner of a winter jacket tonight whilst using the pad ive being trying to get hairs out with and there was hair stuck to my arms, in my mouth in my hair and even in the car once i got home! haha ive thought about using one of those - they look really sharp though? Someone told me about some kind of brush that has a blade in side - like a razor if you will but the blade inside so when you brush the coat the hair goes in and through the blade - you cant see the blade and you cant cut your self of it - apparently they come in different sizes for different thickness' of coats? have you ever heard f these? x

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soniadevereux

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Re: Best way to get winter coat out?

ho i havent. I had a grey mare a few years back. She was very old when i had her PTS (34 yrs!) But every summer i looked like a  polar bear!! so much hair out of her i could have covered another horse!! My new mare Roobee is moulting but nothing like Tia.

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KirstenStratt

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Re: Best way to get winter coat out?

 Aww! Wow that is a good age!! I appricate owners who retire there horses and give them a home for life. I know so many people who pass horses on because there too old and dont want to pay for a horse they cant do alot with. Ill never sell my girl if i can help it! I want to give her a happy and long life! :) I suppose older horses dont shed there coats as quick or easy as younger horses do. What breed of horse do you have now?  x

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soniadevereux

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Re: Best way to get winter coat out?

I have a snowflake appaloosa x tb. I bought her Jan 2011 to be a  riding horse, she had been a broodmare. I started to bring her back into a work but by  April she started to get rather round. In May she gave me a surprise colt!

This picture is of Roobee and her foal JJ when he was just 2 days old. roobee stands at 15.3

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KirstenStratt

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Re: Best way to get winter coat out?

 Aww wow! I bet you was shocked but over the moon! Have you sold the colt now then? Im wanting to breed someday with my mare but ino its very expensice and time consuming but i think she would produce gorgeous foals :) I used to have an appaloosa x ID who was very similar to yours but abit more chesnut then greyed out towards the bum :)

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soniadevereux

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Re: Best way to get winter coat out?

i gave JJ to my daughter in law. She always wanted a horse and has a good support network around  her. She lives in REading and i live nr Swansea South Wales. He has turned  out to be a gracking little (ish) man. He will be 1 on May 6th. He stands at 14hh now poor Tasha is 5'1 so i am thinking of hiring a HUGE mounting block for when she is ready to back him.

This is JJ with his mum at 7 months

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soniadevereux

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Re: Best way to get winter coat out?

here is one taken at 10 months with Tasha

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