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    01-04-2012, 02:57 PM
  #31
Showing
Mine managed to stuck her head between the gate and the fence post (relative didn't put the chain tight enough). Pulled it back free but left bunch of skin on that post (so no riding for while). Well, at least her nice forelock was still there.
     
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    01-04-2012, 03:38 PM
  #32
Trained
While Stewie the Moose didn't chew tails, he unwrapped all the mares tails in the group he was in with, little love!
     
    01-04-2012, 06:54 PM
  #33
Showing
I was reading that some of the best halter horses have false tails, not the tie on ones, but hair by hair are glued on. A false tail that matches your pony's tail would be a good source of hair. A hair dresser may be able to tell you which glue to use. A fairly fast drying glue would likely work and they dry clear. If a show is coming up in the near future this may be the only way to go.
     
    01-05-2012, 01:54 PM
  #34
Weanling
Okay... this is going to sound JERKY of me, but it is the absolute flat out truth...

Unless you are paying for your horse to have private turn-out and he shouldn't have been in a position where another horse had access to him*, horses are HORSES and do things that seem ignorant to their human counterparts, including chewing things they shouldn't (or allowing themselves to be chewed). Alternately, *if you chose a facility with private turn-outs or stalls that adjoin other turn-outs/stalls, horses can easily reach over fences to nit-pick each other. You must first keep in mind that you CHOSE that facility, and assumed the risk involved with a horse being in a paddock directly adjacent to another.

We don't tolerate people with such perspectives as "I should be compensated for my horse [being with other horses]...". If you came to my barn with that attitude, you'd be leaving with your pony then and there.
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    01-05-2012, 08:26 PM
  #35
Weanling
If they knew the chewer horse is notorious for this, and they didn't give you a heads up, see if it was okay with you, ect...I would be looking for some sort of compensation. Possibly a discount on your next month's board of some sort. I've worked hard to get my mare's tail to grow, and I'd be pissed if she got turned out with a horse that the barn owner knew was a tail chewer.

I think the thing to remember here is, it's not like nobody could have foreseen this. It's negligence, and it's not going to be quick or cheap to fix.
     
    01-15-2012, 11:59 PM
  #36
Weanling
... if only my mare was a fancy show horse so I could get some compensation for her mane. It was used as a chew toy by one (or more) horses in her field and like a dunce, she just stood there and let it happen. Her poor mane...

Jokes.
     
    01-16-2012, 12:04 AM
  #37
Trained
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
I was reading that some of the best halter horses have false tails, not the tie on ones, but hair by hair are glued on. A false tail that matches your pony's tail would be a good source of hair. A hair dresser may be able to tell you which glue to use. A fairly fast drying glue would likely work and they dry clear. If a show is coming up in the near future this may be the only way to go.
This is protein bond extensions, I wore those for years. They only last about 2 months though, and will dry as there is no natural oil to keep them alive. The protein bond (fancy name for hair glue) does damage the natural hair somewhat. I would guess horse's hair would be the same.
     

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