The perfect tool for the most wonderful time of the year!
My fellow equestrians: we’ve made it. We’ve suffered through short days, early evenings, frozen ground, blizzards and ice storms. At last, after another winter, spring is finally arriving all over the country; Daylight Saving Time is just around the corner, meaning longer evenings to spend at the barn. And with these longer days and warmer temperatures, another sign of the season is blossoming in the barn aisles and grooming stalls of Horse Nation: all that winter-coat shed.
Lest you spend another springtime inducing a repetitive-motion injury by currying your horse until your arm wants to fall off, allow me to make a suggestion: the EquiGroomer.
This deceptively simple-looking tool takes all of the “elbow grease” out of springtime shedding — the unique design of the metal “teeth” simply grab dead hair by the ends and remove it, rather than yank out the undercoat by its roots like many commercial shedding blades marketed for horses, dogs and cats. There’s no need to “put more muscle into it” as the very design does the work for you. Having four woolly mammoths to contend with this spring, I’m all about that ease of use.
Even better, the animals actually enjoy the EquiGroomer — even tricky customers, like my old semi-retired horse who doesn’t love a terribly vigorous currying. The EquiGroomer removes just as much hair as if I were scrubbing over his coat with the curry comb, and keeps the sensitive old horse happy and well-groomed. Because of its design, the EquiGroomer can be used on typically touchy areas, like, say, the inside of the hind leg or even the face: it doesn’t pull the hair and it doesn’t tickle the horse either. As for pets, my two cats genuinely enjoy the tool, and even my emotionally-sensitive border collie who believes that grooming is some awful punishment is coming around.
The tool comes in different sizes, which I found particularly useful if, like many equestrians, you have not only a horse or two but dogs and cats in your life as well — the small five-inch EquiGroomer stays at home for use on the house pets, and the long nine-inch EquiGroomer stays at the barn for the horses.
And if you need any further proof, take a look at the official “vest test” to see how much hair came off in a recent grooming session with Dutch, the heartbreaking gray:
Made in the USA, the EquiGroomer comes in eight colors, so you’re sure to find just the right shade to match your other grooming tools. Learn more and place an order at www.equigroomer.com, and “like” the EquiGroomer on Facebook for updates!
Go grooming! Go riding!