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Getting burdock out of horses' manes and tails
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RichZ    Posted 09-22-2003 at 09:00:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I thought that I got rid of all the burdock in our pasture, but I missed a spot, and our horses found it before I did. They must have all rolled in it, because they have it throughout their manes and tails. In fact, Rosie, our Belgian, looks like a unicorn, because she has so much of it in her forlocks, that they're sticking straight out.

Does anyone have a trick for making this grooming nightmare any easier??


RichZ    Posted 09-23-2003 at 05:18:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for all the responses!!!

Guess what I'll be doing this weekend?? Your responses shpould make the job easier!!

Thanks, again!!

cowgirlj    Posted 09-22-2003 at 17:29:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wow, now there's a plant I do not miss!
I used to use baby oil. Show sheen does work, but it will also dry the mane and tail out. I had a friend that used to use WD40. She said it worked like a charm and she had 45 head of horses on her property. Mane and Tail has a new, non slip, non drying product out that is a leave in conditioner/detangler. Maybe once you get all those nasty's out, give it a try.

Good Lord    Posted 09-22-2003 at 13:08:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Show sheen, lots of it. Spray it on, let it dry, and then comb out the burrs. Just make sure if you ride them you don't spray it on anyplace tack touches the horse, or you will be in for a slippery suprise.

Linda    Posted 09-22-2003 at 12:59:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
My husband said to try nonstick spray, such as Pam. He used to use it on his hunting dogs and he said the burrs combed right out after being sprayed.

LH    Posted 09-22-2003 at 10:29:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pour some vegetable oil on the affected areas before brushing or currying. It will make the burrs and tangles come out easier

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