Oh yeah, and what is "it"... well its this SUPER nifty tool that actually really does work:
The drawback is that they are pretty pricey. Ed (owner "Wunderbar/Critters" pet store and feed/tack store where we purchased them) said he used to carry the knockoffs and while they were much cheaper they didn't work worth a darn. They tore/broke the hair leaving the horse or dogs coat dull and rough.
Kimfer's mom had bought a medium FURminator for their Rottie and Kimfer stole it and tried it on the horses. Ty was actually making little happy groany/grunty noises when she used it on him! So yesterday when Kimfer saw how bad Applejack was shedding she gave it to me to try and WOW! Even though she warned me they were expensive going to Wunderbar was at the top of my list for things to do today.
I was having to pull the hair out of my curry with every stroke. After using the FURminator we went for a ride and when we got back I curried Applejack completely without having to clean out the brush! (yup, BOTH sides of him)
This nifty tool has a nice weight to it, it feels substantial in your hand without being flimsy but is not super heavy. It pulls out the shedding hair so it doesn't cut or damage the hair coat. IMO it worked WAY better than a normal shedding blade.
Here's the website for those interested: http://www.furminator.com/
*product photos found using Google Images*