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Who has bought a Curry Vac?

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    Who has bought a Curry Vac?

    Since these just came out has anyone ordered and used one? Looks amazing but wonder how it works on fluffier horses?
    Last edited by Minxitbabe; Dec. 3, 2019, 02:49 PM.

    From the instructions, it seems that longer hair can clog it. There are tips to prevent that from happening.

    I don't know. During shedding season, currying does remove hair but I spend more time using shedding blades.

    When I got my pony in Sept., he hadn't been regularly groomed for some time. His hair was rough and dull, like those in the website's photos. It didn't take too much effort in currying to bring back a shine; he was shedding his summer coat then as well and in a short time he looked great.

    That being said, he is a VERY woolly pony now. And still, it doesn't take much currying to bring up a shine (flax helps too!) The CurryVac would be in my trunk if it had rotating blades to strip the dead hair away this coming spring. That I would pay for.


      I’m lazy so I don’t see this as any great help. I see that it saves elbow grease, but you end up covered in fur and dust, which is what I’m trying to avoid when I pull out the vacuum in the first place. If I wanted to transfer the hair and dirt from him to me,I wouldn’t have bothered pulling out the vacuum.
      Valley vet sells a curry attachment for any vacuum so while you still have to scrub, at least the fluff ends up in the vac bag and not all over you. The perfect gadget would spin AND suck.
      I’m always tempted to buy one of those rotating brush upholstery attachments they sell for vacuums that spins and sucks, but that MIGHT be pushing my boy’s tolerance since those bristles might be scratchy. Anybody tried THAT and found one horses like? That I would buy in a heartbeat.


        Before I got my mini shop vac I used a dirt devil on my last horse. The actual rotating beater bar. He was the most tolerant Arabian in the world. A bit rough going over the rib cage and very loud.


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          PREconvert I never use my rotating vacuum brush and my husband suggested trying the same thing. I tried it on the dog and it was ok. Sprinkled flour on him and worked it in to see how well it would get the worked in dander. Took lots of back and forth but it did work. It's going to be making a trip to the barn to see if the mare will tolerate it.


            You sprinkled flour on your dog?


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              Originally posted by Palm Beach View Post
              You sprinkled flour on your dog?
              I did... I needed to simulate the winter woolies dander my mare gets.


                LOL, as long as the rolling pin doesn't come out...


                  All right! I ordered a Eureka Power Paw (meant for pulling hair off of upholstery not directly off the pet) and when it comes, we’re giving it a go. There was a gadget made for Shark vacuums that had what looked like soft rubber nubs which looked perfect - like a soft rubber curry but rotating- but it’s only supposed to fit on their machines. I have a Bissell Zing that I really like, so we’ll work with what we’ve got.

                  I think my gray horse never gets really furry because he sheds it off (plus an equal amount of scurfy dandruff) as quickly as it grows. If I can get that stuff off him and into the vacuum cleaner without an upper body workout, I will let you all know.


                    UPDATE: the Eureka Power Paw works like a charm on dried mud. My gray can’t resist mud and I am both lazy and very resistant to breathing in (or wearing) everything I curry off him. This was great. It curried and sucked off the dirt and hair at the same time. He liked it on his neck (watch out for mane - oops! It gets tangled into it) but otherwise it must have felt like scratching fingers because he got the dopey face when I did his shoulders and chest. It added only a little whirring sound, so nothing scary. Now if I were stronger and richer, I’d buy a Miele with the power sweeper and do 1 foot swatches of dirty horse at a time. But for cheap and light, $50 Bissel Zing and $13 Power Paw was a win!