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        07-15-2009, 09:23 PM
      #21
    Weanling
    Thats why I don't leave braids in, that, and the Canadiens tend to go after anything that looks funny to them, halters, braids, tailbags...

    Speaking of tailbags, one might come in handy for next time you braid to stop it from turning from a braid to a knot...unless you did use one and just didn't mention it.

    My advice for the tail is: Peanut butter. That's right, PB. Get a big, cheap jar of smooth or regular and butter that sucker up! Leave it sit as long as possible but DO NOT turn him out with other horses while its in. Then just work the knot out, rinse throughly, and load with fly-spray (to cover up any leftover PB smell)
         
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        07-15-2009, 10:34 PM
      #22
    Banned
    Ok I will try that
         
        07-16-2009, 12:23 PM
      #23
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by morganshow11    
    When you say conditioner do you mean human or horse conditioner?
    either one, I always use suave because it is so cheap.
         
        07-16-2009, 01:27 PM
      #24
    Showing
    That is not nearly as bad as the "rat's nest" of a mane and tail on a mare I worked with last year. There is no super fast or magic product that works by just applying it and watching it come untangled.

    I've had great luck with using WD-40 and starting at the bottom and picking the knot out a little at a time.
         
        07-16-2009, 01:30 PM
      #25
    Yearling
    Always start at the bottom. Pull a few hairs at a time, nothing more. Slowly work your way up. Patience is the key.
    Good luck!
         
        07-16-2009, 01:37 PM
      #26
    Banned
    Thats the bad thing im not very patient lol
         
        07-16-2009, 02:24 PM
      #27
    Weanling
    I like to use Eqyss products..the Avacado spray is awesome and makes tails/manes/body really nice and its all natural so none of that extra stuff like silicone and stuff that cna dry out horses. I also use Coconut Oil and boy using both combined has worked wonders!
         
        07-16-2009, 05:01 PM
      #28
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by morganshow11    
    Thats the bad thing im not very patient lol
    Then you should be raising gerbils not working with horses. (read the third line of my signature)
         
        07-16-2009, 05:05 PM
      #29
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    Originally Posted by iridehorses    
    Then you should be raising gerbils not working with horses. (read the third line of my signature)

    Even better, don't work with animals. Ever tried to socialize baby gerbils? It takes a LOT of patience, as does any thing to do with animals
         
        07-16-2009, 05:47 PM
      #30
    Green Broke
    Hahahaha!^^
         

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