Incredibly Awful Tail Problems. HELP ME!

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    04-06-2010, 05:44 PM
Exclamation Incredibly Awful Tail Problems. HELP ME!

So my horse has the most beautiful, full, shiny tail you will ever see. But that's only on the top layer. If you look through his tail, it goes from a shiny chestnut, to a dull, gray, sticky, dandruff-filled, disgusting mess. What do I do?
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    04-06-2010, 06:04 PM
Give it a good wash with Head and Shoulders dandruff shampoo? I'd also try to find a good conditioner and make sure you rinse really, REALLY well, as it's likely the skin is sensitive.
    04-06-2010, 06:11 PM
Originally Posted by riccil0ve    
Give it a good wash with Head and Shoulders dandruff shampoo? I'd also try to find a good conditioner and make sure you rinse really, REALLY well, as it's likely the skin is sensitive.

I've been doing that to no avail. Ohh my horsee....
    04-06-2010, 06:19 PM
Perhaps it's a reaction to all the shampooing and conditioning then? I'm just taking stabs at the wind here, but it's possible. You can stop putting any product in his tail for a while to see if it makes a difference. Or you can try an anti-bacterial or anti-fungal shampoo. I don't think either would be harmful if it wasn't bacteria or fungus related.
    04-06-2010, 06:39 PM
Could it be that hi old owner never washed his tail?
    04-06-2010, 08:59 PM
Post This stuff. Just try it. We use it on all the horses and it leaves them with a beautiful mane and tail all the way through. Its a leave in spray that you do 1 part of the stuff and 8 parts water so it lasts a long time.

    04-06-2010, 09:44 PM
This may sound crazy, but find some oatmeal dog shampoo for dogs with sensitive skin. My pony's mane was all dandruff-y and very coarse so I decided to use my puppy's shampoo on her and it worked like a charm. It's also very cheap and easy to find.
    04-07-2010, 11:27 AM
I used fruits shampoo and a very good horse conditioner and it worked, but with the fruits shampoo I had to wash out VERY good!
    04-09-2010, 11:34 AM
Thanks everyone!

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