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post #1 of 5 Old 06-17-2012, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Tar on mane and tail

I have a big pine tree both horses like to rub on or lean against. For some reason the only tree they like doing it on. And of course they get that sticky tar on manes and tails from time to time. I'm wondering if someone has similar problem and how to deal with it. In principle alcohol does the job on removing it (although not the perfect), but I wonder if there is anything else I could use.




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Peanut butter. Yes, really.

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I was published in Horse & Rider magazine in the 90's for my advise on this, however now it's dated, lol. Peanut butter works (my advice back then), as does baby oil, anything oily like that. Someone on here said to use hand sanitizer, I am guessing it works because of the alcohol in it.
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Peanut butter. Yes, really.
Wouldn't that make it even more sticky? I'll give it a try...




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Hmmm.... I have baby oil (not peanut butter though as I don't eat it myself). I'll try both. Some days it's a real pain to get that tar off them (even their butts or sides sometime).

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