Originally Posted by Jamzimm101987
Try using olive oil products. Check in the section at the store for African American people. Their hair is very dry and needs to be moisturized. Also, apply these products, then leave the mane and tail alone. Don't brush it except in rare occasions that it's been washed, conditioned, detangler, and dried. The more you brush it, the more you damage it.
I tried does that method with my boy Cause so many people suggested that. I don't if its just because he's a Saddlebred or what but He ended up getting dreadlocks at the base of his tail because its getting so long, because I'm mostly growing that out for thickness rather then other ASB owners for large length
With mine, I brush actually 2-3 times a week with a human brush (not a horse I noticed they do rip a lot of hair out) but, I also use conditioner. White Rain- Apple Blossem from the dollar store to be exact because its for one cheap- and I noticed its not to hard on his tail and really noticed it is helping with the base of his tail letting it grow out more. For a fuller look, although, Since he's an ASB getting it thick to the bottom is the long waiting tool. But don't use too much conditioner cause it does give it a nasty feeling and I put conditioner in, work it through my hands a little bit to get to the base then brush it (halfish gently) then let the conditioner soak in a bit letting him eat grass or just doing something with him then I brush it once more. Right now with random raining I haven't put it up but I plan on doing so in the winter if I can find some sort of waterproof tailbag. But for now its in a braid and I put rubber bands at the top to keep the base together cause as well as the base getting so long... he poops in it.. yum.
I have no help for you with a mane, cause well just say a moving horse with cutting his mane was a bad idea, right now it looks like its being grown out from being roached. XD
Really hope that my rambling was at least slightly helpful