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hoofs_in_motion
Reg. Apr 2011
Posted 2019-10-11 8:11 PM
Subject: RE: Horse With Tangled Tail



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Depends on how tangled it is......if it's super matted...I normally just cut out the matted area as the tail will grow back. Otherwise I've used WD40 in the past. 

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RocketPilot
Reg. Jun 2006
Posted 2019-10-11 8:23 PM
Subject: RE: Horse With Tangled Tail



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Good idea.  I used my fingers but broke a nail or two.  The metal comb would have worked well, I think.

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cloverleaf
Reg. May 2004
Posted 2019-10-12 12:45 PM
Subject: RE: Horse With Tangled Tail



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If you're going to cut it, just run your pocketknife downwards through the middle of it, then you can usually tease the rest of the witch-knot open. That way you can salvage some of the tail hair-

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Southtxponygirl
Reg. Nov 2006
Posted 2019-10-12 1:24 PM
Subject: RE: Horse With Tangled Tail



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cloverleaf - 2019-10-12 12:45 PM


If you're going to cut it, just run your pocketknife downwards through the middle of it, then you can usually tease the rest of the witch-knot open. That way you can salvage some of the tail hair-


This is exactly what I do when the tangled tail is nothing but a tight wald and matted, I use a small steak knife and go into the top of the matted mess and go down wards, I have saved a many of tails doing this, I use Show sheen and soak the tail in it befor I start with the knife. I would have friends call me over to do their horses tails for them, they might come out with a shorter tail but to me it beats pulling out all the hair and making the tail thinner, with all the pulling I have seen people do really makes a horse have a sore tail.. Thats why you see horses start to wiggle after a while with all the pulling it hurts.. I always find a piece of wire are a stick in the middle of the wads.

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Chandler's Mom
Reg. Jan 2015
Posted 2019-10-12 1:29 PM
Subject: RE: Horse With Tangled Tail



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cloverleaf - 2019-10-12 12:45 PM

If you're going to cut it, just run your pocketknife downwards through the middle of it, then you can usually tease the rest of the witch-knot open. That way you can salvage some of the tail hair-

I had to do that one time on Faci's tail.  Still took me hours to get it out!  But it was worth it not losing half his tail.   He had a stick/vine hidden down deep in the mess!



Edited by Chandler's Mom 2019-10-12 1:31 PM
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