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post #11 of 29 Old 04-09-2012, 07:33 PM
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Moorracian Oil w/ Argon Oil. It is AMAZING! My mare's mane was quite dry and straw feeling, I washer her 2 days ago and put that in, washed out most of it, then combed through her mane and left her to dry. 2 days later, it's still tangle free and soft as silk! Shiny too!

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post #12 of 29 Old 04-10-2012, 04:57 PM
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I'm a no chemical freak when it comes to my horses, so I use coconut oil and Eqyss Marigold spray.

I use coconut oil about every other day, and marigold on the lazy days.

Cowboy Magic and such are great for occasional use for tough knots and temporary shine, but do contain silicones and sulfates, so over time it's not the healthiest thing for regular use.

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post #13 of 29 Old 04-10-2012, 06:31 PM
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I use VO-5 It makes mane and tail very shiny and it smells like my Grandma.
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post #14 of 29 Old 04-15-2012, 09:23 AM
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Wild horse, the tail may be dull because of too much product. Try this: Only wash the tail with shampoo once in the spring and once again in mid summer. Get some 'ethnic' leave in hair conditioner (olive oil or similar) for humans from your local drug store. Apply this sparingly to the tips of the tail and massage a bit into the dock. Only maybe once a week! Groom the tail by hand, meaning comb through it with your fingers (this takes a while). Then use a natural fiber dandy brush to brush the tail, not a comb, not a wire brush. This also takes a bit longer, but the results will speak for themselves.
In short: Less product, less shampooing, more elbow grease!
You can see an image of my horse Paladin as an example what this can look like on the top left of this grooming tip article.
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post #15 of 29 Old 04-29-2012, 10:04 PM
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Mane-ly Long Hair, it lasts so long in the hair! Not greasy atnall,and makes the hair silky and shiney!
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post #16 of 29 Old 04-29-2012, 10:27 PM
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A good conditioner or oil, and braid it & put it up. If it's left natural & it's prone to dreads, it will go back it's natural home, dreads!
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post #17 of 29 Old 04-29-2012, 11:36 PM
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Cowboy Magic Detangler & Shine. Works wonders.

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post #18 of 29 Old 04-30-2012, 01:39 AM
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COWBOY MAGIC DETANGLER AND SHINE! What I do is after I get Shaggy tail untangle I squirt some cowboy magic on my hands and work it in his tail like shampoo and it works great cause it conditions it too

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post #19 of 29 Old 04-30-2012, 10:12 AM
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A lot of you guys are still insisting on the chemical route! Not sure why? You don't need chemicals, they will just dry your horse's tail out and will keep you washing the tail since they attract dirt. Nothing 'magical' about Cowboy Magic... .
Instead, use a good flicking brush and brush the tail thoroughly without pulling out any hair. Use a mane and tail brush on the dock and get some of that ethnic hair conditioner for humans. Lasts a long time and is not expensive!

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post #20 of 29 Old 04-30-2012, 10:35 AM
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I use Sunsilk 24/7 creme, someone had given too me to use on my hair, but because it is so thin it just made it greasy. I tried it on my mare's tail and a dollar size blob made her long thick tail tangle free once it was rubbed in, no picking at or brushing, just run through with your fingers. Plus I was able to get a bunch for a $2 a bottle when on sale.

I don't do anything to her hair other than detangle, the cream usually keeps it from becoming to bad for a week or so, and a quick brush all over.
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