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3 Ways to Shorten Shedding Season

March 12, 2014 2 min read

3 Ways to Shorten Shedding Season By Emily Konkel Our horses’ shedding season is upon us. This can be a somewhat stressful time for many horse owners – there is hair everywhere! This month long (sometimes longer) process can seem to last forever. Here are a few tips to help speed up your shedding process: 1. Elbow grease – The best way to shed your horse out is to brush, brush, brush! This can be annoying at times because it seems to have no end. However, this is the best thing to can do to shed your horse out. Curry comb your horse daily. You can also use a shedding blade (they work wonders!). If you have lengthy shedding session with your curry comb and shedding blade, you can shorten the entire process by a week or more. 2. Full body clip – Another way to take care of that long, shaggy hair is to body clip your horse. Your horse will still shed but the hairs will be much shorter and more manageable. Keep in mind that your horse may need to be blanketed if the weather cools down. 3. Baby oil – Baby oil can really help your horse shed out. Pour an entire bottle of baby oil over your horse’s body (don’t forget the legs and belly). Leave the oil on overnight to soak then wash it off the next day with warm water and shampoo. The oil will encourage dead hair to slide from the follicles. We hope that these few tips can help to make your dreadful shedding season a little shorter. Be patient and happy shedding! For more information, visit: http://www.equisearch.com/horses_care/how-to- speed-up-your-horses-shedding/


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