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Burrs in his winter coat
We have a 4 month old colt who now has burrs stuck to him on many parts of his body, they are all tangled in his nice think winter coat :?. Our other two horses always find the burrs but they tend to get them stuck in their mane and tails. I normally use Mane’n Taile Detangler on them. Is it safe to use that on a horses body? If not does anyone have any suggestions on how to get the burrs off of him?
We get those a lot to! Usually what I do is just get a comb and comb one out at a time. It takes a while, but it gets them out without annoying the horse.
I just brush or gently pull them out. If pulling, I try to hold the skin behind the burr so it doesn't pull as much.
I find it easier and faster to just pull them out by hand.
Mane and tail is totally fine to use on the body!
Unless you can completely get the horse dry down to their undercoat, I wouldn't use anything that gets them wet in the winter. In the summer, the mane and tail detangler would be fine on the rest of the body, I think. We have used baby oil on our horses to get cockleburrs out of their manes and tails. It worked well too.
Thanks for the responses, we got most of them out over the last two nights using a little detangler and a lot of patients before they were put in the barn for the night. We had to do in it a couple sessions because at 4 months old standing still for over a hour is just not fun :) Thanks again!
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