Matted horse tail? - What can I do???

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Sassymygirl, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Sassymygirl

    Sassymygirl Miss Equestrian

    Sep 16, 2008
    Carencro, Louisiana
    My friend and I just rescued an old QH gelding and his tail is heavily matted, what could I do for him? Should I cut off?

    Thanks

    Oops, just noticed I posted in the wrong section, could a mod please move it?
     
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  2. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Cut vertically if you do

    Lots of mineral oil [​IMG]
     
  3. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    IVe cut before with mats. If you're going to do it, Id do it now so he has time to grow it back in time for fly season.
     
  4. User66184

    User66184 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2010
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    Quote:^.Agreed.^
     
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  5. CarrieW

    CarrieW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Show Sheen, Show Sheen and then more Show Sheen. Pour it on, let it sit for a little while, makes combing it out much easier!
     
  6. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

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    Quote:Yes! It makes the hair 'slick' so the brush slides through much easier.
     
  7. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Cowboy Magic also works wonders!
     
  8. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I was gonna say I'm a big fan of cowboy magic, but someone beat me to it! I just use a bunch of that stuff and I re-apply as necessary.
     
  9. Jasmine1998

    Jasmine1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the cowboy magic too....lots of it & work on small sections at a time.
     
  10. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I've also used cowboy magic in my own hair. I looked up the ingredients in that and a very expensive hair product my family used to buy and realized both contained the same exact things, except cowboy magic was a heck of a lot cheaper!
     

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