Can anyone recommend a mane/tail brush?

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Can anyone recommend a mane/tail brush?

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    06-16-2009, 06:41 PM
Can anyone recommend a mane/tail brush?

All of the ones I've seen online to buy have bad reviews. When I had my first horse 10 years ago I bought a hardy hairbrush from Walmart. If I can get a better one I'd like to order it. Any suggestions?
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    06-16-2009, 06:44 PM
I like the Oster Mane and Tail brush. In fact, I like all the Oster grooming supplies.
    06-16-2009, 09:13 PM
I would recommend not useing a brush on your horse's mane/tail. I've heard from lots of places that when you brush it, the hairs break and it takes a long time to regrow. If too many of them break, the mane will become more frizzy. I just heard it on the internet and stopped using a brush and it's worked better. I just use detangler and work the knots out by hand :)
    06-16-2009, 09:24 PM
I use the Oster Mane and Tail brush on Nelson's mane, and with his tail - when I do brush it, I use a very stiff brush - like one you'd use to get caked mud off their legs.

Brush little bunches one at a time with the stiff brush. Also use a good conditioner - I like Rio Vista.
    06-16-2009, 09:48 PM
Regular hairbrush, and cowboy magic if it's tangled nasty. I've never had problems with breakage & frizz with my horses.
    06-16-2009, 10:46 PM
Originally Posted by LeahKathleen    
I like the Oster Mane and Tail brush. In fact, I like all the Oster grooming supplies.
It is a good one, but I think it's definitely an item you can get at walmart or your local people store. I don't see the difference between this and a 15+ dollar one made "for horses" that does the exact same thing.
    06-17-2009, 12:30 AM
I guess I just like the Oster brush because it has the big round face, and the bristles seem stronger than people hair brushes. But maybe I'm imagining things, lol.
    06-17-2009, 12:37 AM
I agree with you LeahKathleen - I like how the Oster brush is designed.
    06-17-2009, 12:39 AM
I also have had three people-brushes break (granted, the cheap plastic ones) whilst brushing my three-year-olds ever-tangled mane and tail. The Oster has held up wonderfully. :]
    06-17-2009, 03:38 AM
I just use a mane comb for the mane and with the tail if its seriously tangled I spary silicon spray all through it then brush it with a mane comb

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