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        06-23-2008, 08:50 AM
    I have 2 geldings and Thunder has a ground touching really thick tail, I brush his with a people brush very gently and in sections and then brush the whole thing I always stat from bottom up.....I brush his tail probably 2 times a week.....or anytime it's really bad and dreadlocky, I use some stuff my friend gave me called silicone that gets every knot out great, only when it has dreadlocks...
    George's tail is ground touching kinda thin tail and I do the same with his except I brush it out like once a week.....
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        06-23-2008, 08:57 AM
    I brush their tails but not very often.

    I couldn't find any good tail shots of Twister. These are pictures of Dumas. I just use a human vent brush, its one I didn't like very well, it has bristles that are pretty far apart and Start at the bottom and work my way up. Standing to the side and using my leg to help.
        06-23-2008, 10:46 AM
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    Originally Posted by Angel_Leaguer
    I never brush a dirty or wet tail. It is always fully washed (shampoo and conditioned) and then air dry. I will brush it with a clean mane and tail brush in sections. Once all sections are brushed I will then brush as a whole...being careful of any knots. My horse really likes the attention too!!
    I pretty much only brush the tail on show days when the tail is really clean and I always use a conditioner. I also spray them with healthy hair as much as I can...

        06-23-2008, 11:53 AM
    I always brush the tail out before a show. ;) My horse loveees having the tail brushed!
        06-26-2008, 10:07 PM
    Green Broke
    I brush during bath time after I have shampooed and massaged conditioner into it, then it brushes nicely and I don't cause any breakage.
        06-27-2008, 12:02 AM
    I brush only after I pick the main tangles out by hand. It is MUCH easier to get the tangles out if you meticulously go a hair at a time. I might run a comb through to get a start at the tangles, or use it to keep some of the hair together, but generally I go by hand.

    If you ever have to use scissors to get a mat out (most mats are caused by dead hair that had fallen out), don't cut across, cut DOWN towards the groud. This will help save as much hair as possible and loosen the mat so that you can work out the attached hair a hair at a time.

    If you keep this up(say in your grooming routine), you will not have to spend much time on it.

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