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    01-07-2013, 09:59 PM
I use tart from the bottom and work my way up. I divide the hair into short (about three inches) sections and go from there, little bit at a time. It takes me about half an hour normally to brush my horses tails, and I only brush their manes and tails about once every two or three months.

Usually I just pick through their hair with my fingers, get the worst of the weeds, sticks, and burs out, and untangle the bad tangles.

Both of my horses tails are long and thick. My mare's is a little shorter (about even with her fetlock joint) but is thick enough for two or three horses, and my geldings tail is thick enough for two horses and lacks about an inch from touching the ground.
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    01-07-2013, 10:09 PM
Ok thanks I will check!
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    01-07-2013, 10:34 PM
Originally Posted by jumanji321    
It's usually at UFA and Lammle's, try looking there.

Closer to the lethbridge area, Frontier Western shop supplies it as well. :)
    01-08-2013, 02:37 AM
Oh yeah, I forgot about there. However it's in Claresholm which is about an hour outside of Lethbridge where as Lammle's and UFA are right in the city.
    01-08-2013, 02:46 AM
Ya and I don't live right in lethbridge even! Lol im literally in the middle of fricken no where hint the home schooling! Lol
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    01-08-2013, 03:12 AM
How far out are you?
    01-08-2013, 03:23 AM
Green Broke
Try using a brush in Saddlebred barn and see how quick you get fired.

No brush, just fingers.

Their tails are generally kept braided up and bagged, so not many tangles.

And since their tails may be 10 feet or even more in some cases, lots of work with them.
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    01-09-2013, 05:59 PM
I keep my horse's tail up in a braid and tail bag and re-do approximately once a week or so. When I take it down, I give it a good spray with Canter Mane & Tail, then brush it starting from the bottom and working my way up with a human cushion brush (actually used to be my own brush... cushion brushes are gentler on the hair, since the bristles collapse if they encounter a snag). Then I braid it back up and put it back in the bag.

I usually don't cut it until I'm at a show, and then I'll cut it straight across short enough that it doesn't drag on the ground.
    01-09-2013, 06:05 PM
I love that there are so many different ways people have with their own horses, just something you think would be simple.... brushing a tail. And look how many different ways we come up with.
Its so nice to read and share these ideas.

    01-13-2013, 11:41 PM
Tail & mane untangling

When I run out of detangler, I simply go to the shop and get a can of W-D40. Works great, and doesn't dry out the hair.

Papa Joe

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