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post #21 of 25 Old 07-01-2009, 12:03 AM
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Those burs are awful.
The horses seem to get into them as well.
I'm sorry you had to cut the mane, but it will grow back :)

I spray conditioner and let it soak through the knots, then set aside an hour, or three, to pick through it and untangle the mess.
Sure is a pain in the rear though!
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post #22 of 25 Old 07-01-2009, 01:01 AM
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Sigh.... thoughs things are a pain but I have had far worse and never had to cut it. I just pull them out one by one. The worse thing you can do is comb it or put water in it.

Oh and the reason horses get into it is because they love them. Its like a tasty treat to them. Everytime we would pull them out I would just feed it to the horse.
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post #23 of 25 Old 07-01-2009, 10:12 AM
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Huh, I didn't know they liked them.... That explains a lot now. Soda was always the dominant one, so he probably chased the others off and ate them all himself... selfish little pig
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post #24 of 25 Old 07-01-2009, 10:24 AM
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Aww..that sucks!!
I hate it when my dog gets them! When I try to pull them out of his fur he bites me. ( I do it gently) xD lol (thank god he has no teeth!)
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post #25 of 25 Old 07-01-2009, 01:01 PM
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Oh, man. That's horrible. :( Sorry you had to cut it. Burrs are a pain to get out even when there's only a few. It'll grow back, though.

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