There is one thing that I am not crazy about when it comes to horseback riding; it 's grooming. What makes this necessary task even more arduous are those annoying burrs. In southern Ontario burrs are in full force. These days I am always wondering what sort of state I am going to find my horses mane and tail in.
Here's a little tip for those of you who are faced with the daunting task of removing big clumps of burrs from your horses matted manes and tails. Baby Oil! Spray or work in some baby oil directly into the area and let it sit for a minute or two. Don't use a comb or brush right away, begin by separating the burrs from the clump with your fingers. Add more baby oil as you go along. Once you have the hair separated from the clump simple pull the burr out. If you have to pull it down along the hair to remove it do that. This will keep the mane and tail from getting fuzzy looking. When you removed the larger pieces use a wide tooth comb then a brush to remove the smaller pieces.
This tip can save you a lot of time and leaves your horse smelling nice.
One last tip wear gloves .