A sweat scraper is a tool used in horse grooming and with other animals, such as dogs. It consists of a handle and a rubber blade. It is used to remove sweat and/or excess hair from larger pets. It is used in much the same manner as a window cleaner The typical use of a sweat scraper is now actually to remove excess water after washing a horse to help it cool down rather than for just sweat. Without the use of a sweat scraper, it would take more effort and additional rags to remove the same amount of excess water therefore the proper use of a sweat scraper helps to ensure an effective cool down process.