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    12-20-2011, 06:27 PM
  #21
Trained
We use the WD40 in the Fall when the Cockleburrs get real bad. You can have them look like they hadn't been brushed in months when in fact you brushed them out yesterday! The WD40 gets them out faster. But just for regular detangling I use Infusium 23 you buy at Walmart and dilute it a little so it lasts longer. Or Mane and Tail Detangler. But I think a lot of the horse products have silicone in them which drys the hair out and causes breakage. So I am also a fan of Shapleys MTG because it is oil based.
     
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    12-21-2011, 06:10 AM
  #22
Yearling
WD40 definitely not as it contains various chemicals that are not good for the hair.

Silicon spray is different though and seems to be fine. I prefer to wash and condition and only brush out the tail when going to shows or lessons.
     
    12-21-2011, 08:30 AM
  #23
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Love pink for shine. Buy it in the ethnic hair section at Walmart.
     
    12-21-2011, 09:55 AM
  #24
Started
If you get a heavy wet snow that balls up in their feet wd40 works well.

I wouldn't use it any place a horse would/could lick and it probably shouldn't be in prolonged contact with skin. Just isn't made for it.

For pine sap and cockle burrs cheap oily peanut butter works great. Smear it on and the horses do all the removing later.

For detangling I just use old fashioned elbow grease. Cheap dollar store hair conditioners and spray on detanglers also work nice.
     
    12-27-2011, 05:23 AM
  #25
Weanling
Heaps of people here use silicon spray - which Im guessing is similar - its much cheaper than showsheen....
     

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