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How to get a mat out of your horses hair with wd40

Recently my mom purchased a horse that had a HUGE mat in its tail here is a quick way to get it out!!

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A huge solid mat my mom's horse's tail.

A huge solid mat my mom's horse's tail.

Take the mat and spray generously with WD-40

With a hoof pick comb or brush start working the mat out from the end of the hair on up

With a hoof pick comb or brush start working the mat out from the end of the hair on up

Keep working at it don't be afraid if some hair falls out. It's ok.

Keep working at it don't be afraid if some hair falls out. It's ok.

About 20 minutes of work later...

A mat free tail!

A mat free tail!

Look! No more mats!

Look! No more mats!

To get the WD-40 out wash the tail first with diluted dawn dish soap then with mane and tail shampoo. Then apply mane and tail conditioner and let it stay in. Braid tail to keep it from mating again

A messy but braided tail.

A messy but braided tail.

It still drags the ground even after we braided it!

It still drags the ground even after we braided it!

Looks good!

  • 1.0 Can WD-40
  • Rubber gloves (optional)
  • 1.0 Hoof pick
  • 1.0 Comb
  • Mane and tail shampoo
  • Mane and tail conditioner
  • Lazer sheen
  • Dawn dish soap diluted
  • Bucket of water
  • Hose