I have to admit that I do not brush Galahad’s mane very often. Partly this is because it always looks more or less smooth and tangle free.
Partly also it is because I only ever brush his tail when we go to a show. It is so thin anyway that I don’t want to make it worse! However, this week I realised that the bottom layer of his mane had got rather matted and it was really time that I did something about it.
Luckily I have recently stocked up on mane and tail conditioner so the job wasn’t as difficult as it might have been. Even so, it took me a while as his mane is so very thick – I had half of it pushed over the other side of his neck and the bit I had left was still thicker than the average mane.
As you can see, it was high time that the job was done. I couldn’t believe how much loose hair he had!
It was a very satisfying job and it always nice to spend time just grooming a pony. It is a wonderful bonding exercise!