Originally Posted by EmbersIncendiary
My mare has a medium-length mane with a bit missing because her previous owners used a cattle hay ring for her. This summer, we transitioned her out into a large field and she loves to run, nearly all day if it's not too hot. The wind has severely tangled her mane into two knots. I haven't tried a whole lot to get them out, maybe 10 minutes or so but I want to get them out without having to cut them out. Any advice would be welcome. This picture kind of shows the knots, they're a little difficult to see.
What I would do is detangle her mane by hand. You don't want to use combs because you'll rip all her mane out. You could try spraying some detangler but I don't think its going to help in any way at this point. Worst case scenario is to cut it all off and let it grow back, tho I think you can save whats there.