March 26, 2015 at 11:47 ambreezytony13 Original PosterTopics Started: 3Replies Posted: 4
I am getting a 15 year old quarter horse mare soon. When I went and tryed her out I saw that she had a few really bad knots in her hair. The man said that her hair grows quick but it is long now and I would hate to cut it off and start all over. Is there anything to do to get the knots out. If I can not get them out I will have to cut her mane and start over. Below is a picture of what the knot looks like. But it is not the horse I am looking got the picture off google.
Attachments:March 26, 2015 at 5:05 pmMapaleTopics Started: 4Replies Posted: 421
Baby oil + your fingers + time. It will come out with a little patience and some oil. If you have an impatient horse, work on it a little at a time. You can get the knots out – I have a paso mare with a very long mane – and she looks like she runs with the witches at night. I pull it out with my fingers starting at the bottom and using baby oil or Cowboy Magic Detangler if you prefer. I can work on her mane standing next to her while she is grazing – THAT’s how long it is – trust me, I know tangles.
Alois Podhajsky: “When I hear somebody talk about a horse being stupid, I figure it’s a sure sign that animal has outfoxed them. ...March 26, 2015 at 8:35 pmJoe-JoeTopics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205
Mapale – I was going to say all that!!! The only thing I would add is that sometimes a very small crochet hook will also help. In knitting, it is called frogging (rip it, rip it, rip it, but not literally) when one needs to undo something. Can also work with horse hair.
It is never the horse's faultMarch 27, 2015 at 8:14 ambreezytony13 Original PosterTopics Started: 3Replies Posted: 4
I can get a crochet hook from my mom. I think I am going to try cowboy magic first and see how it works.March 27, 2015 at 10:52 amJoe-JoeTopics Started: 17Replies Posted: 1205
Baby oil or Show Sheen are better than Cowboy Magic, at least with my very hairy and prone to knots Arabian. A tiny crochet hook, and use it carefully.
It is never the horse's faultApril 13, 2015 at 2:20 amellenolssonTopics Started: 0Replies Posted: 7
I completely agree with Mapale. She is right.May 22, 2015 at 10:32 amkmcpheeTopics Started: 0Replies Posted: 4
If that doesn’t work you could try pantene conditioner- let it sit for 5 minutes and then slowly work through with your fingers and a wide tooth comb.November 1, 2015 at 9:53 pm
I agree with Mapale. I would hate to cut it off too. Yes baby oil will work and conditioner. Comb it from the bottom first.November 9, 2015 at 5:35 pm
I use this product that is really great for tangled manes and tails. Its called equiscentials
Attachments:November 16, 2015 at 12:22 pmbarbara_stricklandTopics Started: 0Replies Posted: 1
Moroccan oil works great too. Unless horse is a Reiner or roper they usually have short mane 2-3 inches , not cut pulled.November 16, 2015 at 12:32 pmRicciTopics Started: 0Replies Posted: 3
Try Mane & Tail Detaingler, and brush or comb it, starting from the bottom. I would make note of the ingredients in the Detaingler, because you are going to be using SO much of it. If you cannot get it in the gallon, you just might be making your own. A show sheen would probably work too, I would put conditioner on the mane as soon as it is untangled.November 16, 2015 at 1:44 pmhorsechixTopics Started: 0Replies Posted: 1
We have Arabians and Quarter Horses – all with long manes and tails – and we deal with “pixie knots” all the time. Our magic mix comprises of 1/3 Show Sheen, 1/3 Cowboy Magic Detangler, and 1/3 Infusium leave in conditioner. Shake it up and spray it on the knots. Let it sit for a few minutes then start slowly working on them from the bottom up with a wide-tooth comb. Best of luck!November 16, 2015 at 9:31 pm
Equiscentials the mane and tail shampoo and conditioner, that i suggested before, there is a bottle of detangler. It’s a complete hair care set.
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