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post #1 of 10 Old 04-16-2009, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
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Tail Care?


My horse has got a very notty tail dose anyone have any ways to get it out?

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-16-2009, 07:36 AM
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There are numerous things that help. Baby oil, or spray in some Showsheen to detangle. Just be sure and take your time and try to get the knots out by hand vs cutting them. I take small 2 inch sections and go section by section
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post #3 of 10 Old 04-16-2009, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Alright thanks Weefoal I'll just keep brushing:)

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post #4 of 10 Old 04-16-2009, 06:42 PM
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I like using a round brush with soft bristles and showsheen and work through it slowly. Athough, since I brush them just about every day I never really have to do much, both my horses tails stay pretty knot free. After you work through it well once I would suggest keep brushing it so it doesn't just knot back up. Then you don't have to worry about pulling out their tail whever you do for braiding or whatever.
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post #5 of 10 Old 04-16-2009, 07:44 PM
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It will take some time no matter what you do. But you could put some detangler, baby oil, showsheen, or you could just keep brushing. If it's really, really knotty then you could soak it in detangler stuff

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post #6 of 10 Old 04-16-2009, 08:24 PM
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The showsheen should help. The baby oil will make more dirt stick to it and make it harder over time to keep it untangled. Make sure that you brush it from the bottom and work your way to the top so it doesn't rip the hair out. After you work through it I would suggest keeping it conditioned and brushed regularly, and then spray some show sheen in it once a week to keep it that way. Good luck!
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post #7 of 10 Old 04-16-2009, 08:41 PM
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I would shampoo and condition the tail first. Wait for it to dry, spray it with Show Sheen, put Cowboy Magic in it, and then try getting the knots out. It'll be MUCH easier.
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post #8 of 10 Old 04-18-2009, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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Well its all fixed up yesterday, after a long bath and then brushing (with my sisters comb type hair brush...) And now Im brushing it everyday.

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post #9 of 10 Old 04-18-2009, 12:53 AM
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'Vetrolin' Shine Spray!!!! the most amazing stuff in the world.

It's all I use on my horses. It might just be my horse but I've found that if I use show sheen or cowboy magic his tail falls out (or the hairs break off) a lot more. Plus, vetrolin smells really good! =D

And braiding it once it's detangled helps a lot.

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post #10 of 10 Old 04-18-2009, 06:48 AM
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my hose was lefed in a property for 8 years wen i got him his tail was so notty wen my firend brushed it a hunk of hair fell out but i gave him a wash and put babby oil and gave him a brush every dat and plat it every nigh and now it toches the grown and it has no nots in it wat so eva
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