Today my weapons of choice were WD40 and baby oil...soaked his tail in WD40, then broke up the chunks and soaked everything well in baby oil. Started off just using my hands, wearing my trusty nitrile gloves, stolen from the work shop.
11.20am starting point
11.39am, up until now have only used hands
11.46 am, after brushing out.
Removed all of this, but never used scissors.
The forelock was a little trickier, can't raise right arm because of duff shoulder, can't look up because still have vertigo, so working with left hand, on a high headed horse, it took a while, but looks good.
Went from this