I bought one of these a few years ago. I prefer to use it when I give my horse a bath. I suds him all up and them curry him with this to get all the hair off, the hair collects in the middle a little and I just wash it off. My one friend used it as her normal everyday curry and loved it. Personally I don't curry regularly and just brush with a medium brush.
This flower...wow. A couple of girls I know had one, and let me use it once in spring. It works so well I had to get one too. It's easier to handle than a shedding blade. I use it for mud, when they are shedding, and just in general.