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Jerre R
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Username: Jerre

Post Number: 160
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Sunday, Oct 17, 2004 - 3:00 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I'm hoping for a "miracle product" to make combing my filly's tail easier. She's got a thick, fine, curly tail (she's 1/2 Arab, 1/4 Percheron, 1/4 TB). I love a well-combed tail, but hers seems to reform ringlets that quickly twist tighter just as soon as I finish grooming.

I'm using Show Sheen, which has been my favorite detangler to date. I don't wash or condition her tail. And I want to leave it loose -- not braided or in a sock.

Is there any hope?

Jerre
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Jillian Rhoads
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Post Number: 10
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Sunday, Oct 17, 2004 - 3:39 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Try Cowboy Magic detangler. I switched to that from show sheen because it seems to keep their tails softer and much easier to brush out. You might have to use a little extra at first to make sure the whole tail has a light coat but it really works.
Jillian
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ANN COLLIER
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Posted on Sunday, Oct 17, 2004 - 3:42 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

...and don't rinse the cowboy magic out.. i use it on all my horses, the foals always have the ''curls'' it works wonders...


On the first day God created horses, on the second day he painted the good ones!


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Jerre R
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Post Number: 161
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Posted on Sunday, Oct 17, 2004 - 3:53 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks, I used it before on my grown horse and didn't like it as well as SS, but I'm up for a change for the filly. I'll let you know!
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S. T. Bruce
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Posted on Sunday, Oct 17, 2004 - 6:37 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

On the third day God found horses that didn't need any improvment at all and he named them Quarter Horses.
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Lorrie Hutchens-Grover
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Posted on Sunday, Oct 17, 2004 - 7:02 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Amen!! S.T. Bruce!!!
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Shirley A. Johnson
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Posted on Monday, Oct 18, 2004 - 12:25 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

On the fourth day God created a spirited, beautiful horse, one with steady common sense, and named it a Quarter/Arab.
Shirl
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Alicia Kost
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Post Number: 370
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Monday, Oct 18, 2004 - 9:35 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Jerre,
I use Silverado mane and tail conditioner. It is a leave in, smells like rose water, puts a gleaming shine on, and detangles like oil (what I mean is, is that if you put baby oil on the tail it would work like that). It is expensive, of course, or I would use it every day :-)
Alicia
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Lori
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Posted on Monday, Oct 18, 2004 - 10:08 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Jerre,
I have 1/2 Perch--1/4 Arab-1/4 TB filly. I have had good success washing her tail first with a two in one human shampoo, rinse well. Then I maintain it with cowboy magic.
I comb with my fingers first to remove all tangles then with a medium stiff brush I brush at the tailbone toencourage those curls to stay out.
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Maureen L. Taylor
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Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Monday, Oct 18, 2004 - 3:31 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

You guys'll probably laugh, but I use Pledge on my horses' coats and tails. It doesn't "suffocate" the hairs like silicone-based products, it repels dust and dirt and it leaves a soft, silky feel to the hair. Plus, the pleasant lemon scent seems to keep the bugs away. One caveat, though, if you're planning to ride use it sparingly over the saddle and girth area to prevent slipping.
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Susan Bilsky
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Post Number: 244
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Monday, Oct 18, 2004 - 3:43 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Jerre,
Try washing the tail and then starting again with some products. You might have some buildup of Showsheen on the tail, which could be oily, causing it to clump into ringlets. Wish my hair did that . The curls are probably the way the hair shaft grows and there isn't much you can do to change nature, except use something that will tone down that effect.
Hope this helps.

Susan B.
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Shirley A. Johnson
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Post Number: 144
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Posted on Monday, Oct 18, 2004 - 4:11 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Maureen, What a wonderful idea using Pledge. Here in AZ we certainly can use something that don't attract dust! I use products from Eqyss, that works wonderfully well.It's their Mega-Tec Cell Builder, like a conditioner, wash out and then their Survivor Detangler and Shine.
Good luck, Shirl
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Jerre R
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Post Number: 162
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Posted on Monday, Oct 18, 2004 - 11:52 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks everyone; it's off to the tack store for me! My horses have more beauty products than I do!!

Lori, my filly is out of a TB/Perch by an Arabian. Here are pix at 3 weeks and 1 year. I guess I need some new ones -- she's 18 months, 15.1-2hh and about 1,000# now.

Xena3wksXena1yr
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Jerre R
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Post Number: 164
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Posted on Friday, Nov 5, 2004 - 11:28 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I am now a Cowboy Magic convert! I think the previous CM product I used was a spray, but the lotion detangler/shine is amazing. Although also amazingly expensive -- $49 a quart. I think it will last a looong time though.

Anyway, Xena's tail is soft, and I can even finger comb it. The stuff seems to last for a few weeks, even if I just use a dab or two. I'm using it on my mare also, and her very thick, very long tail is soft now, and doesn't tangle.

Thanks!

Jerre
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Sherri L. Hueser
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Posted on Wednesday, Nov 24, 2004 - 3:05 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

And on the seventh day, God rested by taking His tennessee walking horse for a relaxing, comfortably smooth ride through the heavens.
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S. T. Bruce
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Posted on Wednesday, Nov 24, 2004 - 6:10 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

And on the eighth day when he had to round up his angels, he saddled up his quarter horse.
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Sara Wolff
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Posted on Wednesday, Nov 24, 2004 - 8:29 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Jerre R - What a beautiful filly! Is that her dam in the background?
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Sara Wolff
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Posted on Wednesday, Nov 24, 2004 - 8:31 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

and.....I'll refrain from commenting on how wonderful and improtant Arabians are!
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Nancy S. Kaplan
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Posted on Thursday, Nov 25, 2004 - 12:15 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

DITTO THAT THOUGHT, SARA! CONGRATS ON THAT BABY,JERRE!
Nancy
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Nancy S. Kaplan
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Post Number: 20
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Posted on Thursday, Nov 25, 2004 - 12:18 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Oops, forgot to mention my trick of using the human product INFUSIUM leave in treatment every time my horses get a mane or tail washing. It keeps the hair soft and keeps it growing !!!
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Jerre R
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Post Number: 166
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Posted on Thursday, Nov 25, 2004 - 11:16 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks everyone. Yes, that's mom in the background. And, considering baby was a surprise (the mare was not known to have been bred, and I didn't suspect it til two weeks before delivery ) we came out really well!

Back to topic: The Cowboy Magic continues to work, well, like magic.

Jerre
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Sara Wolff
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Post Number: 445
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Posted on Thursday, Nov 25, 2004 - 1:25 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I have used Infusium as a conditioner, too, and like it. But with 12 long maned, long tailed horses I'm not sure I could get along without Cowboy Magic. I used to use WD-40 to get their knots out (and anything else anyone would suggest) but the Magic just works wonders. My only complaint is that it's a little pricey when you have so many horses.

I try to keep their manes banded (not braided) which helps a lot. I divide the mane into hanks of hair like I was going to braid it, then wrap it with rubber bands placed about 6" apart. This seems to work pretty good, and if they catch their mane, just a few hairs are pulled out instead of the entire braid, which sometimes happens when they are braided.
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Janet Schmidt
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Post Number: 121
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Posted on Thursday, Nov 25, 2004 - 3:33 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Sara - here is an experiment for you to try and save money - take a bit of your Cowboy Magic and add a bit of water - just a bit at first and see if you can get away with watering it down. You will have to keep trying until you get to a formula that does not compromise your result. Just a thought. I water my own shampoo down as it is so thick. It goes twice as far and is easier to apply.
good luck
Janet
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Sara Wolff
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Posted on Friday, Nov 26, 2004 - 12:18 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi,Janet-A good thought & I'll give it a try. I also learned to water shampoo down when I had a houseful of teenage boys. Most shampoos seem to work better watered down actually also, conditioners. Maybe it will work with the Cowboy Magic, too. Don't know why I haven't thought to try it before this.
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D. Durocher
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Posted on Saturday, Nov 27, 2004 - 2:05 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Jerre, What a beautiful filly! Please post updated pics when you have a minute!

My mare has a very thick and curly mane, tail and feathers that used to mat up or work into banana curls. Cowboy Magic helped somewhat but I've had better results with XTREME Mane & Tail lotion. I apply it once a week and it relaxes the curl.

I also keep a spray bottle of diluted XTREME Conditioner that I use for daily grooming.

dyd
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