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        01-21-2009, 12:29 AM
    Originally Posted by Rebelappy    
    I know this sounds completly insane but if conditioners as above said get a can of WD40 and spary it in the knot and start working through it though if you use this method be sure to rinse the mane well after

    I have used this on many horses and it has worked like a charm. It is also a good bit cheaper than any of the detanglers on the market.
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        01-21-2009, 05:05 AM
    Chop or condition :) you could chop it all off like a stock horse, but because (if I saw right) you are leasing so I might be best to double check just in case they get up set with you (probably not the best thing to have happen when leasing a horse from someone). Or... you can condition like crazy, I also heard that olive oil does the trick although hard to get out with water so either way you will have to condition but the oil loosens up knots & makes the knot more slippery to get out good luck :)
        01-21-2009, 03:23 PM
    Green Broke
    Barn I used to volunteer at used WD40 on all their pasture kept riding horses. They had a problem with burdox, gotta tell you it worked great!
    Plus its inexpensive.
        01-21-2009, 03:28 PM
    My app gelding's mane has gotten like that. I sprayed a lot of conditioner on it, making sure I got the front and back of it. I let it sit for a bit and then I used my fingers to start untangling everything. When I got to about 90% done, I used a bristle from a brush to get out the smaller, more difficult tangles.

    When I was done, I sprayed his mane again with the conditioner and brushed it.

    He has gotten them again, but I have just left them in because I know it's going to happen again.

    If you have the owner's permission, I would trim it a bit.
        01-21-2009, 07:38 PM
    I'd pull the mane to get the knot out.

    I know a lot of people who ride English when they braid manes the pull them.

    Since the horses have a bone right there it doesn't hurt them.
        01-21-2009, 07:42 PM
    Baby oil works perfect!!!! Watch out with the WD40 I know that is has some of the same ingredients as DMS0 and with too much expose (I know it wont be alot) but It causes a film over the pupil in the eye over a period of time it can cause blindness. I use DMSO whenever its needed badly but it still worries me.
        01-21-2009, 07:49 PM
    I have ALWAYS used WD40 for this problem. My horses went through Hurricane Ike ON THE COAST!! Their manes and tails were so matted after the hurricane. This is the ONLY thing that got them out! I actually put a fly mask on before I spray it to ensure I don't get anything in their eyes if I have to spray their forelock!!!! Other then that it causes no irritation what so ever. Have used it for MANY years.....
        01-22-2009, 10:45 AM
    Olive oil
        01-22-2009, 09:54 PM
    The Arabian mare I used to have got a lot of tangles in her mane, she had a long mane..... I used Show Sheen, and worked the knots out with my took a while but using my fingers was the best and didn't break off as mcuh hair. Lol.
        01-23-2009, 03:53 PM

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