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HorsePride 10-13-2009 12:11 AM

Dread Locks

Some horses at my riding school have massive dreadlocks in their manes! Are there any techniques to get them all out in a reasonable time? I want to help, but brushing will take forever!


jensand305 10-13-2009 12:24 AM

my boy gets dreadlocks every night if i dont have his hair braided. i call them witches knots. i use some gel type detangler, either cowboy magic or equuis survivor. most feed stores have cowboy magic. i use that and show sheen spray. it gets them out pretty easy. i use a plastic bristle brush or comb.

HorsePride 10-13-2009 01:32 AM

Oh okay jensand305 !

Anyone else? Any 'natural' remedies?

ilovestitch 10-15-2009 10:19 PM

I would use a comb before a brush, sometimes if i use a brush it makes the ends yucky, a comb will help keep the hair strands intact. I really like cowboy magic detangler.

BaliDoll 10-16-2009 11:59 PM

cowboy magic is a miracle worker!! :)

Sunny06 10-17-2009 12:00 AM

Lots of soap and brushing.

Jillyann 10-17-2009 12:01 AM

cowboy magic, OR main and tail detangler!

dashygirl 10-17-2009 11:27 AM


Originally Posted by jensand305 (Post 427185)
my boy gets dreadlocks every night if i dont have his hair braided.


The problem is that just because you brush them out, that doesn't mean they'll stay brushed out. Like me and Jen, if our horse's manes aren't braided we've got major tangling issues. Maybe after you brush them out give their manes a trim to try to prevent future tangling?

speedy da fish 10-17-2009 12:27 PM

get some detangle spray, the human stuff is fine. that works although you have to brush too

SmoothTrails 10-17-2009 12:33 PM

baby oil works really well too.

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