Severly Knotted Mane...Help! - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 20 Old 01-21-2009, 12:29 AM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 482
• Horses: 0
Originally Posted by Rebelappy View Post
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 u 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.
MysterySparrow is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 20 Old 01-21-2009, 05:05 AM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 671
• Horses: 2
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 :)
brookelovesparelli is offline  
post #13 of 20 Old 01-21-2009, 03:23 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 3,850
• Horses: 2
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.
Walkamile is offline  
post #14 of 20 Old 01-21-2009, 03:28 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 9,883
• Horses: 0
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.
appylover31803 is offline  
post #15 of 20 Old 01-21-2009, 07:38 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 45
• Horses: 4
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.
hunterjumpergirl is offline  
post #16 of 20 Old 01-21-2009, 07:42 PM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southwest Virginia
Posts: 1,440
• Horses: 0
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.

Shorty * N * Opie
toosexy4myspotz is offline  
post #17 of 20 Old 01-21-2009, 07:49 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 458
• Horses: 4
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.....

I am owned by:
Reign- 6 yo Rocky Mountain gelding and Turista- 6 yo Paso Fino gelding...the loves of my life!
ahearn is offline  
post #18 of 20 Old 01-22-2009, 10:45 AM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 1,284
• Horses: 4
G and K's Mom is offline  
post #19 of 20 Old 01-22-2009, 09:54 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Midwest
Posts: 3,934
• Horses: 0
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.
Remali is offline  
post #20 of 20 Old 01-23-2009, 03:53 PM
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 408
• Horses: 0
xilikeggs0 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cut mane off all together? creepalurkin Horse Grooming 39 11-25-2008 10:24 AM
SEVERLY starved horse, need help with food ASAP JustUs Horse Health 25 11-12-2008 04:01 PM
trouble with her mane sempre_cantando Horse Grooming 6 06-04-2008 06:59 PM
pulling mane ... kchfuller Horse Grooming 5 03-04-2008 11:37 AM
Pulling the Mane Gypsy29 Horse Grooming 3 02-25-2008 07:11 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome