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Tips & Tricks For Shedding Season


Spring is coming and the horses are shedding! I have put together a few useful products for helping your horse shed out this spring as well as some tips for an easier shedding season.

Tips & Top Picks:

  • Adding in a supplement such as SmartShine Ultra or SmartOmega 3 Ultra will help give your horse a shiny coat and healthy skin, helping to support the normal shedding process. Adding extra omega 3’s to the diet is beneficial for any horse, and it will also help get that super shiny coat for show season.
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  • Exercise! This can help to stimulate circulation and coat health.
  • If your horse is well behaved, try a horse vacuum. This makes life so much easier
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  • Wear clothing that hair will not be as likely to stick too. The Alexus Full Seat Breeches by SmartPak are my favorite because dirt and hair seem to just roll right off!
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  • Use clippers to trim those around ears, chins, and fetlocks. This will also make your furry friend look better and feel better, too!
  • Shedding times vary in length, depending on the environment, the horse’s health and how much grooming they are getting.
  • Consider body clipping. This will reduce the size of the loosening hair to help make the shedding season more tolerable. Having your horse on a skin and coat supplement will help the quality of the coat when it grows back in.
  • Using shedding blades will help speed up grooming and maximizes shed hair removal.
  • Nothing can replace a good grooming! A good curry comb, like the Oster Coarse Curry Comb, will help loosen the hair and dirt.
  • For a shiny coat, I personally like to use Hair Moisturizer on my horses coat as well as their manes and tails. The Canter Silk Mane and Tail Conditioner is also one of our customer favorites.
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6 comments on “Tips & Tricks For Shedding Season
  1. Marianne Sobchak says:

    Curry comb and elbow power – always works.

  2. Joseph LeBlanc says:

    I use an old hacksaw blade as a shedding blade, The teeth are shorter than a shedding blade, and seems to work a tad better….

  3. Rosemary J says:

    I’m with Marianne: there are no shortcuts. Curry comb, stiff body brush and lots of “elbow grease.”

  4. Susan says:

    I keep my horse on Omega Horseshine year round for his coat, I look forward to the extra currying during the spring shed because as the winter coat goes, I get to see his new spring color which changes every year. As an Andalusian cross, he gets lighter, and the dapples change with each year. Eventually, he’ll go solid white, so “opening the spring coat” will lose it’s thrill. Then, I’ll have to remember how much good the extra stimulation from the currying will do for circulation and condition.

  5. Patricia says:

    Farnums Slick ‘N Easy Grooming Block is a new tool I have just come across. My horse seems to like it much better than the rough curry blade… His coat is not as thick as some horses though.

  6. Megan says:

    I’ve been using Slick ‘n Easy for over 10 years. Its the best thing to use for shedding season. It also makes the hair so soft after you use it! I use it on m dog too!

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