I decided to get down and dirty with the rubber brush today. As I was doing the motion, ALL of this hair comes out! It was like shaving my poodle, but more sweaty and with less hog-tying. How can a horse with 1/4" hair have THAT much hair on him? It was coming off of him in clumps! His legs were so gross! The hair fell off and fell to the ground around his hooves. It was almost like watching snow fall. Mesmerizing, but sweaty and exhausting. He LOVED it. When I did his face, he almost went to sleep. He doesn't look nearly as shaggy now. We've still got quite a ways to go on his beautification, but we're getting close to it. I may sleep in the stall with him on a cot to make sure he doesn't roll all over in his own poo the night before. I'm getting pretty excited. Is it normal for that much hair to come out with just a rubber brush?