I currently have a skanky mare in spring, after a long winter, tail. It needs a wash, and I am not scared to admit I hate doing it, it stinks and is crusty and horrible do you have a trick for getting a really manky tail clean easily? special shampoo? hot water? condition first? I normally end up doing 3 or 4 washes to get it vaguely clean, breaking up the lumps of crud by hand and then spend an age teasing out the knots left behind, there has got to be an easier way!