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    Help with Horsehair sporran

    Hi everyone, new here. Seeing if anyone can help me out, my sporran has seen better days and it's starting to get this wavy look and really poofs out now. I maintain it well (I think) condition and brush it regularly. Any ideas on how to get it straightend back up and presentable? Thanks Will

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    I'm sure someone will pop along shortly with the needed advise.....

    In the meantime, you might want to post in the Newbie section a proper introduction for yourself.....

    Hawk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrluckie View Post
    Hi everyone, new here. Seeing if anyone can help me out, my sporran has seen better days and it's starting to get this wavy look and really poofs out now. I maintain it well (I think) condition and brush it regularly. Any ideas on how to get it straightend back up and presentable? Thanks Will
    Welcome aboard!

    For what it's worth I like a bit of that wave in the horsehair, but if you want to help with the bushiness then working some "Cowboy Magic" through the hair on your brush or horse comb will help restore gloss and sleekness.
    One note for those who don't know, when combing horsehair it's always a good idea to use your hand to put some pressure on the stitches that hold the hair in place to help minimize the strain and stress on the attachment.

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    artificer Pronunciation: \är-ˈti-fə-sər, ˈär-tə-fə-sər\ : noun : 14th century :a skilled or artistic worker or craftsman
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    I spray a water on it and use my daughters Hair straighteners then spray on some Dry conditioner spray and come it threw and straighten a little more all the time bushing it . This is how I got one of mine from curling out at the sides

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    Quote Originally Posted by artificer View Post
    Welcome aboard!

    For what it's worth I like a bit of that wave in the horsehair, but if you want to help with the bushiness then working some "Cowboy Magic" through the hair on your brush or horse comb will help restore gloss and sleekness.
    One note for those who don't know, when combing horsehair it's always a good idea to use your hand to put some pressure on the stitches that hold the hair in place to help minimize the strain and stress on the attachment.

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    I completely agree with Scott on this one. I used "Cowboy Magic" on my horsehair sporran (long since sold off) and it did wonders! I highly recommend the product.

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    I've used "Cowboy Magic" when working show horses so it is my first choice. The hair straighter is an excellent suggestion, and as both the other gents have recommended, hand pressure to secure the hair follicles is critical when brushing. I would even invest in a curry brush for the process. I can guess your sporran is from a Shetland pony. The tails are more wavy and thicker than that of a Palomino or Dapple-Grey. Good looking item regardless.

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    I would gently wash with a gentle soap ( Baby shampoo) and use a gentle Conditioner without many chemicals...any brushing/combing should be only if nessisary, after the above... Its Best to Hang the horsehair when Not in use, I actually came across am "IV hanger" that the nurse would have the IV pouch from In the Emergency room 2 hooks ,ajustable up and down, I would keep the horse hair in a closet, if you have critters at home I am sure Felines would have fun... I would also suggest using a bit of Panty hose, slipped over the chain, down over the cantel and then gently over the hairs... before you wear it you can slip it down and it should be in pretty good shape

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    Thanks everyone for the help

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    Fantastic tip on the Panty hose use and suspended storage. Besides protection, does it keep or help in straightening the hair? I have demon cats and will need the info later as I have faced " destruction of feathers."

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