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post #21 of 74 Old 08-24-2009, 12:16 PM
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eveing- i was thinking the exact same thing as you about the horses feet ...

Alma- please tell me that you have gotten your horses feet done

sorry back on topic- try Infusium people shampoo and conditioner and then braid her tail. Make sure that you get out to either re- braid or take the braid out every other day or so. Be blessed that you have a horse with a nice tail... both mine have nice tails but one got chewed .. oh and i would say to trim the bottom a little, this helps to keep it off the ground and healthy

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post #22 of 74 Old 08-30-2009, 01:54 AM
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My old paint gelding had the same problem. Well, or blessing, whichever way you prefer to look at it. You may be able to get away with thinning it out underneath, which is what I ended up doing. I never thought to use a straightening iron, or a hot hair dryer and a round brush... suppose it's worth a shot? I may get bashed, but does anyone know anything about maybe trying a chemical straightener? Would it even work on such thick hairs? Don't bash me, because I know people have used chemical dyes for manes and tails, etc.
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post #23 of 74 Old 08-30-2009, 02:02 AM
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Try purchasing a bottle of Show Sheen or Vetrolin Shine, and use a comb working with varies small sections at a time. That usually works well with a tail like that.
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post #24 of 74 Old 08-30-2009, 02:08 AM
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Okay so my horse's tail does/did the same thing and I would go out and comb through it and use my daughter's detangler and then I would spray in leave-in conditioner, and then I would also put FRIZZ-EASE 100% Shine Glossing Mist in the hair so it wouldn't be soo poofy looking and it always worked perfect. Also, I know this sounds weird, but if you go into walmart or whereever into the hair department, you can get creams or oils that are used for african american's, and use it on the mane and tail and that stuff works sooo great if your horse has one of those really course and thick dreadlock looking mane and tails. :)

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post #25 of 74 Old 08-30-2009, 02:34 AM
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First off... HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA APHA Momma, your post cracked me up.... Oooh I love you.

OKAY secondly, this is going to sound very weird, and maybe perverted... BUT

A friend of my friend's trainer perscribed THIS for thick, dried mane and tails...

KY jelly....

I didn't believe it, but... Works like charm. It HAS to be KY brand though! Not equate! Doesn't work the same!!!! You should have seen the looks I got pulling a tube of lubricant from my purse at the barn... I guess it wasn't THAT strange. They probably just thought it was sheath cleaning day or something.

It works, I promise or your money back! Lol.

Put some in your hands and rub it into your horses tail like soap. Let it sit and rinse it out. Your tail will be really shiny and tangle-less... Trust me.

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post #26 of 74 Old 08-30-2009, 02:46 AM
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Oh I believe that about the KY Jelly, I actually accidentally got it into my hair once, uh, whoops, that was probably too much info, but uh yah, I back up the KY with the hair.

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post #27 of 74 Old 08-30-2009, 05:06 AM
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My mare has her tail cut to the dock because when she came to her owner before us it was very matted. I can't wait to see what she looks like when it comes back. ^_^
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post #28 of 74 Old 08-31-2009, 10:45 PM
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KY jelly eh? Might give it a try...

I'm assuming the lack of response from the poster about the feet means they weren't done? *winces*

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post #29 of 74 Old 08-31-2009, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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ehhh well im ready to have rocks thrown at me but i actually forgot about this post lol....

anyway, no her feet were not trimmed. she was turned out on pasture rest and was barefoot to wear her feet down to where she felt they were comfortable. she is now back at the racetrack and is jogging barefoot for a week to make sure they are wore down to where they were comfortable for her, and then she will be shod. sorry guys, i know its not what you want to hear, but its what we do. my broodmare has been on pasture for 4yrs now, and has never had her feet trimmed.... our pastures get pretty hard and my mare keeps walking regularly, so her feet wear down to where there are good for her.
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post #30 of 74 Old 08-31-2009, 11:28 PM
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My horses don't have shoes. My appy doesn't need them, her's break off naturally, and they are mostly even. My mini has NEVER had hoof problems. They always stay perfect. My paint however, has had shoes becuase he just has bad feet. I don't know if it is hereditary or what, but they are horrible! He stays on supplements all the time. His front feet are always worse, we get shoes on him when we can afford it and know we will be riding him, but mostly, no. He will always have feet trouble, sometimes he even throws shoes!
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