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WD40 is harsh and can be it=irritating to the skin. Plenty of other products that work better and are made for the job.
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Originally Posted by TeddyJ View Post
Hey y'all
So, recently I purchased a super sweet little gelding, turned him out into the pasture and realized he had a pretty big dreadlock in his tail. I'm not sure if I should cut it out, try and brush it out or just leave it be? It does seem to be aggravating him a bit, but I'm pretty hesitant to take scissors to it cause it is summer so the flies are pretty bad. What are your opinions on what I should do? I'll attach photos!
Thanks in advance
I have been around horses all my life and I have seen a couple cases like this! So it is not uncommon. I feel like I have an advantage in these situations because I am also a licensed beautician and have been doing hair styling for 20 years as well. :)

In this case, maybe you can try to use coconut oil which is available in any grocery store. You can use it to help loosen the tangles. In this kind of circumstance, a lot of patience is required. It may take time and more than one try to succeed. A little bit of extra tenacity will really pay off. However, if you run into a place which is so tangled that you cannot get through, try, very carefully, to make a couple of shallow, small vertical cuts with your scissors just to get past that point. I mean really tiny cuts!! This should do the trick and your horses' tail will be back in beautiful shape faster than you think.
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