The FURminator Horses deShedding Tool, or more formally, the Equine FURminator is perfect for removing that winter coat that is about to shed in spring. If left to shed by itself, the hair can become real nuisance, getting everywhere and anywhere such as your clothes, in your eyes or mouth. This tool is designed to work much more efficiently than any brush or rake and will remove winter hair quickly and efficiently. The deshedding edge of the horse FURminator has a generous 5″ blade - adequate enough to get the job done fairly quickly, being at the same time small enough to comb those intricate areas of the body such as the head and ears. The blade is made of premium grade stainless steel, engineered to a high degree of accuracy. This accuracy ensures the comb's work is concentrated to the fine, insulating hairs that lie beneath the top coat...these insulating hairs are the ones that shed more than the others.