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post #11 of 16 Old 09-27-2014, 07:00 PM
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I second not using silicon products!! start from the bottom and finger comb it take your time and use lots of people leave in conditioner. Do keep us posted with pictures
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post #12 of 16 Old 09-28-2014, 12:13 AM
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I went to visit a mare I used to know and was quite upset to find her shoulder length mane in the same state as the one pictured.

I took my own coconut oil and sprayed generously and let it sit. I then used my brush (just a regular human hair brush, that's what I always use for my horses) and fingers to detangle it. I was amazed at how well it worked. It was pretty easy to undo and did a fantastic job and the remainder was plentiful (would of been even better with more patience lol) and soft and healthy. Smelled good too lol.

I brushed it all out and spritzed show sheen before putting her back out.

I would absolutely recommend this and love that it's used on human dreadlocks too :)

That's definitely my new go-to.

Also recommend gloves... got 5 blisters the previous day from another mare (same place) that I didn't bother getting my gear together for. Just fingers and they knew it :/ I tend to get blisters from pulling so it was no surprise (I can't feel it beyond the normal rubbing pain..until later unless REALLY bad)
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post #13 of 16 Old 09-28-2014, 12:35 AM
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My horse had a giant knot in her tail so bad I swore we'd have to simply cut that part out but dousing it with Mane and Tail Detangler and using a strong comb, and of course starting from the bottom up, worked miracles.

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post #14 of 16 Old 09-28-2014, 01:36 AM
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He's stunning!! And those feet and legs! Good sturdy legs and, even after the trim, is going to have nice big feet.
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post #15 of 16 Old 09-28-2014, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone!! I can't wait to get started (I'm sure I'll change my tune quickly lol!)

Yes, he's a stout boy! Have to watch his weight pretty carefully..he's much thinner than when my friend first bought him...he was quite a portly fellow haha!
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post #16 of 16 Old 10-05-2014, 11:20 PM
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I second the dog slicker brushes....get the biggest one you can find in the store...i use these loads on my boys' manes along with a long bristled mane and tail brush...my 4 boys 2 of them especially have these manes and tails that seem slightly curly and "dread up" by default...tails too and they are huge and long and coarse and always getting cockle burrs in them {i hate those things}. when im brushing, i start from the ends and slowly work my way up in sections but i dont brush too often because they get split ends...if there is a really bad tangle i would work it out or if really bad just cut it off before getting the hair wet...wetting tangles makes them worse in my experience...
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