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post #1 of 12 Old 08-10-2012, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Why, oh why must he!

So my six month old colt decided, "HEY! I'm gonna stick my head in this burr patch so mommy can pick them out of my mane so I can fight her about it."



Normally I just cut their manes when they do it this bad, but since he is still young I don't really want to resort for that. So I had to sit and pick them out by hand earlier, and didn't even put a dent in it.

Anyone else have a horse that likes to do this for the hell of it?
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post #2 of 12 Old 08-10-2012, 09:22 PM
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My mini schnauzer loves, just absolutely loves to do crap like this. I usually just use some of the horses showsheen detangler so I don't tear all her hair out.

Oh and she always manages to do it after she has been clipped

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post #3 of 12 Old 08-11-2012, 03:11 PM
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At a barn I used to ride at there was a gelding that loved to get burrs in his mane. His mane reached down to his shoulder, took forever to get them all out. We had to use a lot of dangler to keep from ripping his hair out.

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post #4 of 12 Old 08-11-2012, 03:27 PM
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I got tired of always picking burrs out of manes, forelocks, and tails so I got a bottle of weed killer and hunted them all down.
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post #5 of 12 Old 08-14-2012, 11:02 PM
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I personally use cowboy magic and run it through their hair and it usually gets it all out. It is meant for horses but I actually got the tip from a dog groomer. I only get burrs from hay bales now as they seem to have destroyed any hint of life in their pasture. ;3
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post #6 of 12 Old 08-14-2012, 11:31 PM
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baby oil and a brush!!
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post #7 of 12 Old 08-16-2012, 12:16 AM
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cowboy magic and elbow grease! I've also resorted to hunting down the plants but i never could find any plants with had anything that resembled burs on them!!! I was like how is this possible!!!

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post #8 of 12 Old 08-16-2012, 12:20 AM
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When I saw the picture, my first thought was "is his mane spotted or did they paint it?" xD I've yet to have that problem
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post #9 of 12 Old 08-16-2012, 06:35 AM
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I had a mare that got into a BUNCH of burrs once. Her tail looked like a baseball bat. It took me 2 hrs and 45 mins. to separate the hairs and get them out.

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post #10 of 12 Old 08-16-2012, 08:51 AM
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Actually, those look more like sticktights than burrs to me. The burrs we have around here are huge, and very painful to try to pick out by hand (voice of experience - heavy leather gloves are the order of the day).

Sticktights can be brushed or combed out, but you have to take your time, and work in very small sections and as mentioned already, detangler can really help.

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