Ok, my horses are outside all day/inside all night, and I prefer to leave their tails down and unbraided. Except they get "dreds", which isn't a big deal in my retired horse, but I don't really like my working gelding to have these in his tail since they're ugly. There isn't like burdocks or anything in it, the hair just spirals around itself and is hard and tangly if you try to brush it.
Does anyone else have this problem and how do you fix it before shows? I was thinking of maybe washing it, conditioning it, then soaking it in detangler but is there better ways? Any particular comb you guys really like for this situation?
You can see how it's like.. stringy in the picture attached.