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post #1 of 13 Old 10-11-2012, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Burrs! Going out of town and Need some advice/help?

Hi so Burrs are crazy at my barn right now! I went camping over the weekend, came back and Shaggy was covered bad. It resulted in a good chunk of his forelock being gone by the time I was done. Im really worried now because I'm leaving for the week next week and I'm terrified of what im going to come back too. Is there any ANY thing at all I can do to keep the burrs out of his mane and tail besides stalling him for the week? I've worked really hard with his mane and tail to get them as long as they are and i'd really hate for one week to undo all that.

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post #2 of 13 Old 10-11-2012, 02:08 PM
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Get rid of the burr bushes. Aside from that, put a lot of show sheen or something like it in his mane and tail. It will help to remove them a little easier.
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post #3 of 13 Old 10-11-2012, 02:27 PM
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Baby oil will remove the burrs but get out there and start cutting down the bushes!
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Yup-that was what I did when I first came to my current barn......then the BO started doing it too. It sort of catches on. Take a trash bag and clippers out and go at it!
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I use a show sheen in her mane and tail everytime I groom her and I notice that she has a third of the burrs in her hair than her pasture mates do. I credit the slickness of her hair!!

I have tried to cut down the bushes...but I can't find them for the life of me!! It is like the horses have a talent for searching them out. Do they smell good tomhorses or something???
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post #6 of 13 Old 10-12-2012, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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I have tried to cut down the bushes...but I can't find them for the life of me!! It is like the horses have a talent for searching them out. Do they smell good tomhorses or something???
Thank You! I was just going to say I can't ever find the stupid bushes or I would gladly get rid of them!!!!! Show sheen is a good idea! I normally use Cowboy Magic detangler and shine but of course I run out just as these stupid burrs start getting really bad. Would putting lots of cowboy magic or show sheen on his mane and tail work to keep the burrs to a minium (sp?) until I get back you think?

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post #7 of 13 Old 10-12-2012, 01:28 AM
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I put Fructis leave-in conditioner into her mane, tail, and forelock every single time I groom my horse. I also have a mane comb with spinning teeth and it can clear Brandy's burr filled mane out in only a couple of minutes. And not only that, but there is no hair loss from it.

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post #8 of 13 Old 10-12-2012, 01:35 AM
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Is there anyone who can go and take a look at your horse for you while you're away? I routinely remove my friends horse's burrs when I go out to the field just as a courtesy for their horse and for them as well. I use "Mane and Tail detangler" as a burr prevention and it seems to help too. But, if they really want to get involved with those cursed burrs they will find a way...
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There are few things more satisfying than ripping up burr bushes (and other weeds) IMO - so wish I could go burr hunting for you
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post #10 of 13 Old 10-12-2012, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Paintlover1965- Not really I mean my brothers could go out there and check on my horses but they don't know how to handle them. So getting burrs off would be out of the question lol

EvilHorseofDoom- I wish you could too!

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