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post #11 of 19 Old 06-08-2015, 01:42 PM
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I'd like to see after pics of Aires. A hay net might work and I agree with everyone else about getting them out.

About Bob....someone needs to carry a whip and put him in his place whenever he tries to do something. That sounds horrible what he did to BO's son.
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I'd like to see after pics of Aires. A hay net might work and I agree with everyone else about getting them out.

About Bob....someone needs to carry a whip and put him in his place whenever he tries to do something. That sounds horrible what he did to BO's son.
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Bob is a big problem for everyone. He's getting "older" (I think he's in his late teens) and as he gets older, his behavior gets worse. I have never seen Bob's owners and, from what my BO and other boarders have said, they never come out. They have tried leasing Bob out to people, but within a month or so, the people leasing will terminate the lease because they can't deal with Bob's horrible behavior. The last person to lease him was a little girl who is a fairly decent rider. She was using him for play days at the barn. She "ran" (read trotted ) him on barrels one day and he took off bucking like a rodeo bronc for no reason (saddle was checked, saddle pad was checked, bridle/bit was checked, everything was fine).

The one time I tried to reprimand Bob for getting in my space, it almost ended as it did for the BO's son. He came up to me when I was catching Aires one day and so I swung the lead rope at him to get him to back off. Next thing I know, there's a huge scuffle in front of me as Aires placed himself between me and Bob because Bob was coming after me with his ears pinned.

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Sonny gets those,but worse,,,I call them dreadlocks. I use Dollar Store Childrens spray detangler,,,,I like it better than anything that is greasy feeling. It works well for me. Also, I work starting BELOW the knot and work my way up,,,just like my own hair when it's tangled,,its much easer to work from the bottom up..

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Reviving my old-ish thread...

Would mineral oil work to get these knots loose? We took apart that big one in his mane, but then we realized it was three smaller ones that had snarled together into one big one. *facepalm* I have a bottle of mineral oil at home that I used to condition my bamboo cutting boards that's just sitting there not being used.

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post #15 of 19 Old 07-22-2015, 04:26 PM
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Coconut oil would probably work too

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post #16 of 19 Old 07-22-2015, 04:49 PM
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I would use coconut oil over mineral oil personally. If you use mineral oil, be sure you wash it out.

Btw, I use mineral oil for my cutting boards, too. :)

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post #17 of 19 Old 07-22-2015, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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I'll have to check how expensive coconut oil is.

SEAmom, I love my bamboo cutting boards! My parents got them for me for Christmas. My sister recommended the mineral oil and it's great. They still look brand new and they see a lot of use.

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post #18 of 19 Old 07-23-2015, 10:30 PM
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Cowboy Magic ladies....I LOVE the stuff when Trixie, who is a draft, gets witches knots...rub a dollop in your hands, run it over, around, massage into the knot, then start from the bottom and taking your time, they will come out. The Cowboy Magic also keeps the mane from knotting up for a bit too.
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post #19 of 19 Old 07-23-2015, 11:40 PM
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Scotty gets those, I call them "witchknots". I remove them very easily with this:
ShowSheen® Detangler Gel | Horse Grooming Supplies | Absorbine

It is Argan oil based, no silicone.

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