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post #1 of 7 Old 01-30-2012, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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All cleaned up.

So I managed to get through my mustang/quarter horses mane and tail. I put a lot of conditioner in it as it's really very yucky feeling. As a comparison it feels like pubic hair. Is it supposed to feel like that? What can I do to make it softer? Coconut oil I know, looking for that and will do when it's warmer. Anything else?
Here is a pic of her with her mane all brushed out. Sally.jpg
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-30-2012, 01:10 PM
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she has a beautiful mane! i really like to use show sheen, it condtions it, is amiazing for umtangling, makes it vary soft, and it puts a film over the hair to repel water and dust. its my fave!
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-30-2012, 01:33 PM
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I like just using a good human hair shampoo+conditioner (when it's warm enough to bathe). I leave the conditioner in for 10-15 minutes (until the hair has really soaked up most of the conditioner) then I rinse it out. The hair is usually silky soft after that and generally stays that way for a few weeks, months if you bag it.

Showsheen is also great for short term use, it might be good to try while it's still cold out.
I'm not a huge fan of it over the long term because the silicone in it (the stuff that "coats" the hair) makes it difficult for other products to penetrate the hair shaft after Showsheen has been used. Basically, over the long term, the hair ends up getting super dried out because nothing good can get in there. :(

I also really like Cowboy Magic detangler. It's a little greasy for manes that aren't crazy thick (it might be great for your girl's mane though!) but it's fantastic for tails. I've also seem WD-40 work well and make manes/tails softer but it does stink.

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She is a pretty horse!

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post #5 of 7 Old 02-04-2012, 06:07 AM
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Cowboy Magic cures all!! :)
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-04-2012, 05:44 PM
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OMG I'm flipping out because your hose looks just like my trainer's horse! She is supposedly a "registered appaloosa" but we think she's got mustang in her. I will have to find a pic and post it! :)
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-05-2012, 10:46 AM
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The key to healthy hair is good nutrition! Make sure your horse is getting all the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients she needs in her normal feeding regimen.

After improving diet, really make sure to take the time daily to work with her mane and tail. If you keep up on the maintenance of it, you'll notice it will be easier to work with. I much prefer taking an extra 5-10 minutes daily then having to have one long session trying to fix the mane and tail up. I really like Ecolicious Equestrian products, especially their De-Stress treatment for the mane and tail. You can find it on their website here. Not only does it smell great and work, it's good for the environment too and has no harsh chemicals in it!

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