Originally Posted by Lostlita
You really should cut it all off, it's worth it and your horse will feel much better. Only humans care what their hair looks like, but the horse must be uncomfy with dreds. Plus, all you really need is clean water every day and a good healthy diet and pasture for shiny and healthy hair. Water is all I use to wash.
Cut off tail in the middle of the summer? Are you serious? In another of your posts on another thread you said that they OP there should not even braid a tail (even tho they were talking about mane.....)because the horse needed it for "keeping off diseased bugs". Which is it?
If all you use is water, your horse must not have any white, or you just leave it stained. You must also realize that the sun, wind, etc dry out hair, since hair is dead, other than the root. Therefore, it is prone to breaking, sunburn, etc.