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post #11 of 46 Old 08-16-2009, 07:09 AM
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I agree with everyone above. But it is a "different" question:)

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post #12 of 46 Old 08-16-2009, 10:09 AM
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I use a straightener everyday and I have never burnt myself but I would never risk using it on my horse. If he were to move it could really really hurt him.
You possibly could, but please don't, the chances of it ending badly are too high, in my opinion.

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What is a different Q?
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post #14 of 46 Old 08-16-2009, 12:04 PM
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^ You asking if it would work if you used a flat iron on a mane and tail. =) I have always wondered this, because my mare is a REALLY thick mane and tail, and its somewhat wavey, haaha.. I never really would, but it would be interesting!

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post #15 of 46 Old 08-16-2009, 03:05 PM
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How would you even be able to get it to reach there hair. The cords arent long at all
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post #16 of 46 Old 08-16-2009, 03:26 PM
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Extension cord lol. I have seen people use straitners on there horses, its scares me im always afraid there going to burn there horse.

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post #17 of 46 Old 08-16-2009, 03:29 PM
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How would you even be able to get it to reach there hair. The cords arent long at all


Easily... extension cord!

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post #18 of 46 Old 08-17-2009, 01:03 PM
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I won't recommend using a human hair straightener on horse hair. When horse hair is heated up it shrivels up and all the oils in the hair are released (one of the reasons we use horse hair to make some cool looking pottery, cause it leaves a squiggled pattern after you have fired the pottery due to the oils) If you do go ahead and try to straighten your horse's hair with an electrical human straightener use the lowest heat setting available. I still would not recommend it.
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post #19 of 46 Old 08-17-2009, 11:10 PM
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you know i thought of the same thing! When i show, i want zippies tail to be straight, and his tail is naturally somewhat curly. Im sure it wouldnt help the hair at all, but i seriously doubt it would do a whole bunch of damage. just i wouldnt do it everyday:)
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post #20 of 46 Old 08-18-2009, 05:42 PM
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I think you should appreciate your horse's natural beauty. All the straightener would do is dry out and damage a perfectly good tail. I understand that you are just curious, but I would much rather have a curly, healthy tail on my horse than a dry, damaged, unhealthy one. My filly has a curly tail, she gets ringlets and everything. I love it, it's part of who she is, and it's so thick and healthy, I wouldn't want to do anything to risk losing it.

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