Tips For Using The SleekEz Brush
Using the SleekEz brush isn't much different than using a standard curry comb or other types of horse brush.
A few main tips are to make sure you brush in the direction of your horse's hair, brush with moderate pressure (but there is no need to press really hard), and make sure to clean the brush's blade frequently.
Depending on how much your horse is shedding, the brush's metal blade can get clogged with hair.
For the brush to work effectively, clean off the large chunks of hair when they get stuck on the blade, and get back to work.
Pros and Cons of The SleekEz Grooming Tool
Like any product out there, it isn't all sunshine and rainbows. Every product has its pros and cons, and the SleekEz grooming tool is no different.
Overall, (in my opinion) the pros far outweigh the cons.
Alternative Tools For Taking Care of Shedding Horse Hair
As the saying goes, there is "more than one way to skin a cat" (or in our case, brush a shedding horse).
Although the SleekEz shedding blade is a great option, here are some other products on the market commonly used to take care of a shedding horse.
StripHair Gentle Groomer
This product is made out of flexible rubber with rounded corners and wedged ends. It's "exfoliating diamonds" and "gentle grooming edge" help you to safely remove loose hair and skin without the use of a metal blade.
Spiral Curry Comb
We have discussed curry combs in the past. This is a standard item for any horseman. Something you will use during your regular brushes (this or its rubber counterpart). Will it be as fast are a shedding blade? Not necessarily. However, if you are willing to put in a little more time and effort (and don't feel like buying yet another tool) a curry comb will get the job done.
Farnam Slick ‘N Easy Horse Grooming Block
I personally have no experience with this product; but, I have seen it written about. This is a very easy and cost-effective way to help your horse when it is shedding its winter coat. It is a little less durable option (as compared to the SleekEz). It is made out of durable fiberglass and will groom up to 12 horses. Once it starts to get rounded, you can restore the edge by rubbing it against something hard like concrete.
Final Word on SleekEz
If you are looking for a solution to helping your horse shed its winter coat, and you've never tried this grooming tool in the past, I suggest you pick one up!
There aren't any items in the horse world you get to try for under $20. If will help speed up the grooming process and get your horse some relief once the warm weather hits, then what are you waiting for!?
After growing up working on his family's farm in the Midwest, life brought him to Missoula, MT. There, he connected with a mustang named Dart and was called to a lifelong journey of learning about horses and horsemanship. It is his hope to share the knowledge, experiences, and resources he has come across along the way.
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