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post #1 of 7 Old 01-26-2017, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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Dirty under tail

Her tail looks alright and I'm able to take care of it but when I lift it up then some parts of the tail which are under there, are like tangled and already dried so it looks quite dirty. I can't really work my way through those bits with fingers nor brush. It's winter here at the moment so washing the tail is really not an option. Do I just have to leave it like that and wait until spring to wash it? or is there something I could do to clean it up? I'm afraid to leave it for too long because the more time goes by, the harder it will be to clean it up.
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-26-2017, 12:23 PM
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Have you tried a detangler? Cowboy Magic is pretty good. :) It works wonders to get the knots/tangles out!

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post #3 of 7 Old 01-26-2017, 12:29 PM
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-26-2017, 12:43 PM
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Does your horse possibly wear a blanket with a tailcover?
Could be the horse can not lift their tail enough to get it out of the way when she urinates or poops....

Waterless shampoo can work...
So can damp to wet towels worked through the area...no need to soak her.
What do her buttocks look like?....while you are in the region clean their too.
Winter is tougher to keep the animals clean on us and on them...
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-26-2017, 12:47 PM
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I use Aussie Leave In Conditioner, either the spray or the mousse. You can get it at the drug store. It doesn't actually clean the hairs but leaves the hair slippery enough to comb or brush a lot of the dirt/mud out.


Love Cowboy Magic but I save it for the summer bath time. The Aussie is a lot cheaper to use throughout the winter when the horses are out in the pasture getting muddy every single day!
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Does your horse possibly wear a blanket with a tailcover?
Could be the horse can not lift their tail enough to get it out of the way when she urinates or poops....

Waterless shampoo can work...
So can damp to wet towels worked through the area...no need to soak her.
What do her buttocks look like?....while you are in the region clean their too.
Winter is tougher to keep the animals clean on us and on them...
....
No she doesn't wear a blanket. I would say yeah the hairs are more like covered in dried urine etc. so that it's hard to clean them (not like usual tangles that you can work your way through). This wet towel method sounds most realistic I guess I should give it a try with warm water and on some day that it's not very cold outside.
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-26-2017, 07:11 PM
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Don't know what you're weather is like but pick a warm day and wash just her tail, she won't get cold. Use warm water and I would use a bucket and do just the tail. You can even "spot clean". Otherwise your best bet is to either leave it or break it up and comb it out.
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