Aug. 30, 2013 — Ahh, fall. Cooler temperatures, bright foliage, fewer bugs… and burdocks! The same frost-rimmed mornings that bring relief from summer’s heat transform harmless-looking bushes into monsters full of fat, prickly burrs. They sit waiting for hapless horses to wander by, then seem to leap into manes, tails and forelocks, where they proceed to wrap themselves around and around the hair. Perhaps in your neck of the woods it’s sandspurs or thistles or similar hair-tangling demons. Whatever the culprit, the bottom line is that instead of a nice fall ride, you’re faced with an hour’s worth of extracting spiky pieces of plant from a tangled mass of hair.
Save those manes, tails and forelocks–not to mention your ride–with ShowSheen Detangler Gel from Absorbine. The infuser applicator lets you apply the product directly onto the knotted mess. After giving the gel a few minutes to saturate the area, use your fingers to gently separate the hair from the offending agents, then brush or comb smooth. ShowSheen Detangler Gel can also be used on dogs to help with matted hair, so no worries about burrs if Fido frolics through your horse pasture.
In addition to helping untangle knots, ShowSheen Detangler Gel contains vitamin E and silk amino acids to moisturize and nourish the hair. For continuous conditioning, apply a small amount throughout the mane and tail and comb through to evenly distribute. ShowSheen Detangler Gel will keep working all week to give your horse a smooth, silky mane and tail. For best results, finish by spraying ShowSheen Hair Polish on the mane and tail to get the ultimate shine.
Founded in 1892 by Wilbur Fenelon Young and his wife, Mary Ida, W. F. Young, Inc. has manufactured and distributed quality health care products for 121 years. The company is recognized as a worldwide leader in innovative, specialized animal healthcare brands–including Absorbine Veterinary Liniment, UltraShield fly control, ShowSheen grooming products and Hooflex hoof care–that improve wellness and enhance the quality and enjoyment of life for people and their animals. For more information visit www.absorbine.com.