Here we go, another battle, and once again I have a helper, just not so little!
Take one tail that looks like this
Pour over a large amount of baby oil, and massage into the burr knots, leave to soak while you de burr the forelock, and explain to Mr G how lucky he is to have only 2 burrs in his mane, Ace's mane is 100% safe, Haffie manes are 90% safe, they MAY get pulled or cut a little if needed. Appy Gilmore mane, I swear the first time it get s burred I'm roaching it all off for sure!
Anyway back to the story, when the oil has soaked in some, then get in there with your hands (for me gloved hands, or I get horrible rashes) and tear the lumps apart, starting at the bottom, to about half way up
Feel something breathing in your ear, turn around to find you have someone inspecting your work
Waste some time talking to helper and kissing them on the nose, just so delighted that she wants to spend some time with you, this is after all stand offish Bert
Start with your gloved fingers just combing through the knots and teasing all the burrs out, gradually getting to this
Then start breaking up the knots higher up the tail, sometimes you have to odd more oil to these, they always seem to be worse.
When I get to this stage, just a few knots left, this is the first time I've used a comb on the tail,
Just comb out the last of the burrs and tangles and there you go, a nice pic of your helper
and one finished tail
Time stamp on first pick 12.29, time stamp on last pic, 12.49, 20 minutes, including playing with Bert