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post #1 of 11 Old 10-25-2008, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Static Tail

What do you guys use to cut down on the static in tails? Is there anything that lasts at all???? I'll run my hand through the tail to break up the charge, but as soon as I walk away (and shock something...Cirrus is getting tired of the zaps on his hind end lol) he swishes and its all static again!!!


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post #2 of 11 Old 10-26-2008, 01:16 PM
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Have you tried dryer sheets? I don't know how many you would need for a horse, but for people you can just leave one in your baseball cap in the closet and when you put the cap on, take out the dryer sheet til you need it again.
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post #3 of 11 Old 10-27-2008, 04:45 AM
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Try using a little bit of "sensitive" fabric softener liquid diluted in a bucket as a rinse after washing your horses tail. Also, the sheets will work well too.
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post #4 of 11 Old 10-27-2008, 12:22 PM
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i say dryer sheets, too :)

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post #5 of 11 Old 10-27-2008, 12:39 PM
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I use some stuff called Static Guard sprayed on my brushes this time of year. It helps a lot. I wonder if washing all your brushes and then doing a final rinse of fabric softener with anti-static would help? Hmmm something to try

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post #6 of 11 Old 10-27-2008, 12:40 PM
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I was going to suggest dryer sheets....but I was beat to the punch!

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post #7 of 11 Old 10-27-2008, 02:04 PM
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We use Pledge ( the cleaner). Spray it on your brush than brush the tail. If your horse is tested at shows or what not I wouldnt try it just incase but we havent had problems as of yet. Also try baby oil but very little.

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post #8 of 11 Old 10-30-2008, 09:17 PM
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i had to laugh when i saw this post. during winter cougar had the worst static all over him. taking his rugs off was like dancing on power lines lol you could hear all the pops and cracks and by crikeys you could feel them as well

what helped for me? cowboy magic body shine spray stuff. i would spray him all over with that (including tail) and then put the rugs on. it cut the static a fair bit remarkably. but still not completely.

whats the deal with the dryer sheets? how do they help? ive never heard of that before

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post #9 of 11 Old 10-30-2008, 10:56 PM
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I love Shapley's Moose (sp?) it works awesome on static, my stallion has a super static mane and when I take him to shows it lasts all day long. It's nice stuff.
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post #10 of 11 Old 10-31-2008, 11:13 AM
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I tried the dryer sheet a few days ago and it did help. Just wanted to let everyone know.
I took the sheet and sort of scrubbed my brushes across it in between brushing. I also rubbed it on the horse. Our main problem has been body static as well as tail snappers. When I'm brushing Vida I can feel the electricity in one hand when I brush with the other. You know that has to be irritating to the horse.
I used a Bounce pure essentials chamomile and lemon verbena scented sheet so she smelled purdy too

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