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post #1 of 12 Old 11-09-2012, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Burs Outta Mane?

Any tricks to getting Burrs outta manes? my horse has rolled in them or something and it looks like Dread Locks.... UGH
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post #2 of 12 Old 11-09-2012, 11:07 PM
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Ugh. My boy did the same today. The easy quick and long term solution is to just roach (shave/cut) their mane. I LIKE my horse's mane though, so step 1 was to pick out any/all loose burs I could with my fingers, and step 2 was to use some sort of product (show sheen, mineral or coconut oil, really it's whatever you like) generously and slowly and painstakingly comb them out from the bottom up. Once it's bur-free, you can put a neck-hood or sleazy on, braid it, or just wait for them to go roll around in the burrs again and start all over. Sigh.
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post #3 of 12 Old 11-09-2012, 11:56 PM
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we had a horse come here to be trained that had his mane/tail totally filled and balled up with burs! I used baby oil and alot of patience LOL I hand picked them all out over a matter of a week! I even found a piece of barb wire in his tail I had to cut the wire to get it out in pieces......

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post #4 of 12 Old 11-10-2012, 12:04 AM
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Another forum I go on all the time had the same topic. It was suggested she use WD40 and apparently it worked perfectly and she was able to save all of her horses tail, and it was a MESS!
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post #5 of 12 Old 11-10-2012, 12:19 AM
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We used some kind of conditioner , like for shampooing
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post #6 of 12 Old 11-10-2012, 12:29 AM
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ShoSheen and patience.....
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post #7 of 12 Old 11-10-2012, 01:16 AM
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I always dump a ton of Mnne n' Tail detangler and comb them out with a metal comb. Once it's soaked in the detangler they slip right out with the comb.
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post #8 of 12 Old 11-10-2012, 10:50 AM
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I just did this yesterday for my fiance's horse...I didn't use anything except my fingers, normally I have a brush & Mane N Tail detangler handy but yesterday we were hauling cows back home from the mountains so on a few minutes of downtime I decided to fix her hot mess of a mane lol I pull the burrs apart and they usually crumble into small pieces that can be easily brushed/combed out :)
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post #9 of 12 Old 11-10-2012, 01:40 PM
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I use the mane n tail detangler and it works wonders. :)
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post #10 of 12 Old 11-10-2012, 01:52 PM
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any kind of detangler and a hair brush works great every time I've had to get burrs out
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