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Oster Mane & Tail Brush

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Why We Love This

Say goodbye to broken or pulled hair with the gentle Oster Mane & Tail Brush! This mane and tail brush uses gentle bristles that effectively brush through hair to remove knots with extra care.

Favorite Features

  • Comfort handle and round brush head for grooming ease
  • Doesn't break or pull out hair

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    Oster Mane & Tail Brush is rated 4.6829 out of 5 by 82.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, so far, I think... I like that this brush is the same shape but does not have the "cushion" because those never hold up. I bought this to replace my old "cushion" brush that I had for years, I'm sure well past it's life expectancy. It's nice to have a brush that doesn't come apart or have the bristles come out when you're using it. The handle grip is very comfortable but it seems like the handle is at a weird angle compared to the brush head, but maybe it's just me. I'm a little worried that since this brush doesn't have any "give" to it, it will tear out or break more hair so I've had to remind myself to be careful with it. I'm just not sure how I feel about it yet, it seems to work well and be sturdy, but I feel like it's a little too aggressive. Maybe I just need some time to get used to it? Regardless, it sure beats having the brush come apart with every stroke!
    Date published: 2012-09-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great brush My horse has a thick tail that tangles quite a bit. I have tried other brushes but this one works very well. I have not had any problems with bristle tips coming off yet after about a month of regular use. It is nice in my hand and seems to do a very good job. I'm pleased. I use it with the hair moisturizer below and it is a great combo.
    Date published: 2012-09-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great brush!! This is a wonderful product!! I am sooo picky about my horse's tail and do everything I can to keep from ripping it out while brushing. The bristles on this brush are spaced wide apart and specially designed to minimize breakage of the hair. It also has a substantial handle that is comfortable in your hand. You need one of these if you want a beautiful, thick tail!!
    Date published: 2012-08-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mane & Tail Brush This brush does an excellent job of brushing out the mane and tail quickly and without pulling tons of hairs out or breaking them.
    Date published: 2012-08-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from mane and tail brush I love this brush. My horse has a very thick mane and tail and I can get thru it easily without breakage and pulling too hard.
    Date published: 2012-08-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy and Comfortable This mane and tail brush is well made, sturdy and fits nicely in my hand. It does an excellent job on my horse's long, thick tail and full mane.
    Date published: 2012-08-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth Every Cent! My horse has a thick tail and a thinner mane. While his tail is lush and eats normal grooming brushes for lunch, usually the thin grooming combs will work fine on his mane. I was looking for something more versatile for both his mane/tail. I've always known Oster to be a great brand, but the price raised my eyebrows. I had heard a few negative things about the brush, such as it's durability--I have never had any such problems. The bristles are very durable and I have not seen a single dent or bend to any of them. I love this brush. It's also very stylish and easy to used. It fits easily in my hand and makes brushing out a huge mane a ten second tidy!
    Date published: 2012-08-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super This brush is easy on my hand/wrist and it does an excellent job combing out manes and tails quickly and without pulling lots of hairs.
    Date published: 2012-07-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent tail brush This is a very sturdy, well balanced brush for any mane/tail. Strong bristles and handle make it easy to use. Our trainer has one and when it came time to replace ours, I didn't hesitate. Well worth the price, will last a long time.
    Date published: 2012-07-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Brush I was looking for a second mane and tail brush, and this one is quite nice. Fits well in your hand and is sturdy enough to get through my trail horse's super thick/tangly mane.
    Date published: 2012-05-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best I've Used ! Tried every brush/rake/device out there....still come back to Oster.
    Date published: 2012-05-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Mane and Tail brush ever... bought some years ago that i still use but they are finally getting pretty beat up so i replace my old with new...
    Date published: 2012-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's improved over the one I bought five years ago My 5 yrs old Oster Mane and Tail brush held up so well and I guess someone at the barn felt they needed it as mine went missing. So I ordered a new one. What a nice surprise to see Oster had redesigned it so that the new one is even more comfortable. Good thing too, as with age, my arthritis has worsened.There isn't another mane brush I would use than Oster as it works so well on the mane and tail. I use it with Mane 'n Tail Spray once a week and do not have breakage of the hairs. My Tennessee Walker has a long mane, tail and forelock that is very healthy, I believe because the products I use do no harm.
    Date published: 2012-03-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Brush I have read rave reviews on this brush and, being the cheapy I am, decided that I finally had to give in and order one. I will say the durability seems impeccable. I am pretty sure I'll be holding on to it for a long time. The bristles are great because they do not pull out any hairs. I have only used it a handful of times and I was being very gentle, so time will tell, but thus far, I think this is a great brush!
    Date published: 2012-03-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sturdy Mane and Tail brush I purchased this for my part friesian and have gotten quite a bit of use out of it already. I'm pretty solidly impressed with the Oster line of products, they're worth the investment for durability compared to just buying a brush from a pharmacy on the cheap.The bristles have held up well, even through my mare's abuse, as she likes to grab them in her teeth and fling the brush while standing in cross ties. My only wish was that it wasn't so easy to get the rubber tips off of the bristles, but I don't know if that's due to quality or the abuse my horse puts it through.It detangles a thick mane and tail well and acts as a really good scratcher when I find that special itchy spot on her skin. Bonus! I like the weight of it. Other people have mentioned that it's big, but I rather prefer it that way. I purchased this brush in person so I knew exactly the size of the item when I bought it, so there were no surprises. Definitely a good grooming box addition.
    Date published: 2012-02-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Doen't last long I liked this mane and tail brush at first but then the bristles started breaking and becoming sharp. It now does more harm than good and can scratch the skin. It now breaks the hair rather than detangle.
    Date published: 2012-01-21
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dissapointed I agree with the review who said it is too big, very awkward to handle. Went thru the mane okay, tried it on the tail - did not glide - actually broke off a bristle. Not what I expected.
    Date published: 2012-01-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Durability unknown since I've only had this brush for a short while. Very satisfactory so far. I like the fact that the rounded tips are molded with the bristles so they don't pull off leaving a sharp bristle.
    Date published: 2011-12-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mane and tail brush I love the Oster brush. It feels good in your hand and works great for the mane and tail. My only complaints would be that it is a little pricey and the little knobs on the bristles tend to break off eventually. I think that it is the best mane and tail brush we have found. I love it.
    Date published: 2011-12-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST mane brush EVER I have literally tried every brush on the market! I have a haflinger, 2 drafts and 2 friesians and live somewhere very windy - their manes knot up like crazy. Even with detangler every other brush I have tried has broken as soon as I even put it near their manes or tails and pulled out huge chunks of hair - but not this one! Its a truly exceptional brush I can get it through their thick manes and tails with minimal hair loss even WITHOUT detangler, something I never thought would ever be possible! This brush is worth every cent of the purchase price, I would still buy it even if it were twice the price! LOVE it!!!!!
    Date published: 2011-12-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best mane and tail brush ever I love this brush for my Thoroughbred's really long and thick tail it doesn't rip any of the hairs and it works great on his mane. It is better than most of the mane and tail brushes I use in the past.
    Date published: 2011-11-24
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from too big!! This brush is so HUGE! it rips out horses manes and tails even when not tangled, however my boyfriend ran this brush over with our big truck and it survived!
    Date published: 2011-11-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best style of mane brush. I like these mane and tail brushes the best. Way better than metal comb/rake types. These do take out a little hair but if you are taking out knots hair is going to come out so its not the brush. But this brush is great and I have a few and similar ones like this. They work really well.
    Date published: 2011-09-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rips out horses hair! The price is good, the fact that you could run it over with a truck and it looks brand new is good, it ripping out my horses mane/tail, not so good, I couldn't believe just how much it really takes out of your horses mane and tail, won't recommend
    Date published: 2011-08-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from works well Great brush--de-tangles easily, and holds up well. This one was a replacement for one just like it that was lost. I'd had that one for eight years, and it was as good as new. Hope to hang on to this one for at least that long.
    Date published: 2011-08-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great brush! I was using a comb for the longest time so ordering a proper tail and mane brush was overdue. I chose this one because of the brand and the reviews. It works wonderful, does not get stuck in tangles or pull the hair out. She seems to like the way it feels when I use it and it is very comfortable to hold.
    Date published: 2011-07-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for thick manes & tails Much better than other brushes and combs when it comes to really thick manes & tails. My haflinger has a long, thick double mane and thick tail, and this brush gets through his hair much more effectively than brushes I've had in the past. Sometimes I wish the bristles were slightly longer, but it's still superior to other options.
    Date published: 2011-07-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Brush My sister has one, and I've used it on her horse when visiting. It cut right through tangles and clumps of burrs. I was so impressed, I had to get myself one!
    Date published: 2011-05-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Brush I haven't had mine long, but where I work has had one for a year. They brush their morgans' thick tails with it and hardly lose any hair, even without any detangling product. Even better it hasn't lost any teeth and pulls out very little hair. I got one to use on my Friesian Perch cross who has an incredibly thick tail and it has worked very well so far.
    Date published: 2011-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply The Best! I love this brush. Makes grooming manes and tails so easy. Couldn't believe how well it worked till I tried it. Just makes going through manes and tails so easy and doesn't rip out hair.
    Date published: 2011-04-08
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