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post #1 of 11 Old 06-20-2014, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Horses mane long and tangles easily

I have a 20 year old national show horse with mane down to his shoulder and was longer until I spent an hour getting it out of tangle or more like dreads I don't want to brush often due to him losing so much hair when I do. If it didnt get pulled out in the knots would it not in braids? Any products I can use or suggestions?
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post #2 of 11 Old 06-20-2014, 04:25 PM
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I have an Arabian stallion with a mane nearly to his knees. No braiding. I do brush quite a bit, but I use a natural boar bristle hairbrush (it was mine til I cut my hair off) and coconut oil. They WILL shed hairs every day, just like people do. What causes most tangles is NOT gently removing those loose hairs.
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post #3 of 11 Old 06-20-2014, 04:39 PM
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I've been really happy with the results I've seen using something called Mane-ly Long Hair. I've even gotten a couple other boarders at my barn hooked on it, too. A very little bit goes a very long way. My guy is notorious for his knots, tangles, and unicorn horns he creates and I haven't had a single issue since I started using this stuff.

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post #4 of 11 Old 06-20-2014, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you, he was extremely hyper and when he runs he tends to twist his head around so his hair ends up in big curls with knots and they tangle so much its almost like a dread. I don't usually brush it unless im showing him but the tangles are starting to drive me nuts. Im going to have ro get some coconut oil and try that becausw cowboy magic only dries it out. Thank you, also do you put his tail up?
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Also have questions about stains on his white coat, I use the white spray and the purple shampoo and he still has stains is there any secrets?
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post #6 of 11 Old 06-20-2014, 06:24 PM
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I usually remove the green stuff by rubbing it with a rag soaked in baby oil just before bathing the horse. Oil usually takes it all out. And no, I never put up a tail, just treat it the same way as the mane. It drags the ground a bit when relaxed. That's long enough. He isn't stall-kept either..
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post #7 of 11 Old 06-20-2014, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you! Yeah he's way to hyper to be in our stalls.
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post #8 of 11 Old 06-22-2014, 09:17 AM
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I have two horses with very long and thick manes. I finger comb them every day (run your fingers down thru the mane.

It saves a lot of breakage and a lot of time.

Wig combs are something else to keep around for manes like that but the key thing is to give it some attention every day and your fingers are always with you

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post #9 of 11 Old 06-22-2014, 12:05 PM
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If you keep up on it, it'll make your job much easier :>

He's beautiful, by the way! :O

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post #10 of 11 Old 06-23-2014, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you!
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