Dealing with a wiry-haired mane and tail Trimming whiskers Using a curry comb Drying off
My horse has got a very wiry mane and tail. Are there any products or brushes I can use to make it a little smoother? Katie Evans, Aberdeen
Mane and tail conditioner and leave-in spray can help manes and tails feel less wiry, but like our own hair — and presuming your horse already enjoys a balanced diet — it’s not really possible to change the texture. Maintaining the length you want, conditioning after washing and then plaiting manes and tails until they are dry will help their appearance. Ensure hoods on rugs aren’t rubbing the hair. Spraying diluted apple cider vinegar (at a ratio of 50:50 water to vinegar) is said to help soften manes and tails and add shine, too.
Hard-to-manage tails and mane often need the help of a conditioning product