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post #11 of 30 Old 08-25-2011, 09:06 AM
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can i also just spray conditioner on it from time to time as well, maybe once a wk or so to keep it conditioned some
Yes, I usually condition every time I hose them off. Helps to keep the hair moisturized and prevent itchiness and breaking.
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Yes, I usually condition every time I hose them off. Helps to keep the hair moisturized and prevent itchiness and breaking.
something out of the dollar store might actually be ok to use as far as a conditioner to use maybe once a wk or so ?
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Yeah that works. Thwere are products you can buy but juist give it a good deep condition about every 2 weeks. Then yu should be ok. SDome horses Like this one horse at my barn Jamie Her tail is freaakishly thick I mean like if someone gets nervous or needas to like think about someothing for a while they sdhould just go brush Jamuies tail. There isnt really anthing you can do but if you leave it in braids i the winter and then take them out it gets really wavy and poofy.

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Yeah that works. Thwere are products you can buy but juist give it a good deep condition about every 2 weeks. Then yu should be ok. SDome horses Like this one horse at my barn Jamie Her tail is freaakishly thick I mean like if someone gets nervous or needas to like think about someothing for a while they sdhould just go brush Jamuies tail. There isnt really anthing you can do but if you leave it in braids i the winter and then take them out it gets really wavy and poofy.
about 5 minutes of letting the shampoo/conditioner set in the hair then rinsing?
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I spray a moisturizer/detangler on my mare's mane and tail daily and finger comb out the tangles. I use either Healthy Hair Care Moisturizer, which is made for horses, or Infusium leave in treatment, which is made for humans. Both are relatively inexpensive and don't need to be rinsed out. I apply these while she's eating so it doesn't really add any additional time to my daily routine. I also wash and deep condition both mane and tail about every other week in the spring,summer, and fall. When it's muddy I keep her tail braided and bagged to keep it cleaner and tangle free.
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I spray a moisturizer/detangler on my mare's mane and tail daily and finger comb out the tangles. I use either Healthy Hair Care Moisturizer, which is made for horses, or Infusium leave in treatment, which is made for humans. Both are relatively inexpensive and don't need to be rinsed out. I apply these while she's eating so it doesn't really add any additional time to my daily routine. I also wash and deep condition both mane and tail about every other week in the spring,summer, and fall. When it's muddy I keep her tail braided and bagged to keep it cleaner and tangle free.
can any of those things get on the horses skin without causing any irriatation or do you have to be careful to spray the hair only?
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Most horses with that kind of thickness have naturally came that way. The only way I can really suggest getting your horses mane thick is by cutting and you would be surprised how thick her mane really is. My horse has a very this mane and tail and I braid his on and off throughout the week. I also spray healthy hair in both mane and tail all the time. Keeps it moisturized and helps keeping it from breaking. Here is a picture of his just to show
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can any of those things get on the horses skin without causing any irriatation or do you have to be careful to spray the hair only?
Neither one should cause any irritation to the rest of the coat or skin. I actually spray my mare's whole body with the Healthy Hair Care Moisturizer to keep her soft and shiny :)
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Yes, you can use a spray in conditioner like Best Shot's Ultra Vitalizing Mist, that's what I use and LOVE! Not greasy, and I use it in MY hair, too! It nourishes it, but also is a great detangler.
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I guess I'm lucky. My girls have very full mane and tail. Tail hair almost drags the ground, but I'm sure it's the result of their Friesain blood since Friesians are noted for having long, thick mane and tail.
Comes at a price though. Need to run my fingers throught it periodically and work the little tangles out so they don't become bigger knots. There are times it's tempting to thin it out, but then they wouldn't look right to me. Never had horses with so much hair.
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