Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
OMGoodness, don't cut it! Like other have said, loads of oil a short soak and begin with a wide tooth comb from the bottom. I do not leave oil in for any period of time in the summer b/c of concerns w the sun. My filly's mane and tail is massive, massive. I use vetrolin - it silicon based not petro so no problem with the sun. That stuff WORKS! Hands down. It is a lot more $ per ounce than coconut or baby oil, but it takes less and it would be well worth it to get a matted mess straightened out with a lot less frustration.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.