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        08-31-2010, 10:54 PM
    Angry Ah stupid tail!!!!!!!!!!

    I have a horse with a long tail.....well atleast it used to be. I sent my horse to the trainer for a month and she came back with her tail about a foot shorter Im sure you figured out with all the posts I have done about tails that I have a bit of a tail obsession I know that putting 10% sulphur gel on my horses tail will grow it out about 3-4 inches a month. But is there a tail wrap that wont get ripped out in the pasture?? And is there any other tricks besides M-T-G??
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        08-31-2010, 11:32 PM
    Afraid there is really no magic cure. Did the trainer cut it or something? If so, wow, what a huge no-no. I always thought it was common courtesy to leave the manes and tails alone when you have someone else's horse unless given instruction to trim/pull ect.

    Anyhow, I've heard of people using duct tape to keep the tail wrap more secure. Ha. Really though, you'll need to check it often and re wrap if you want it to remain, because they will find a way to relieve themselves of it eventually.

    You could also try, as an alternative to the duct tape or with it, using vetrap (or any cheaper knock-off) to wrap the dock and the wrap.
        08-31-2010, 11:51 PM
    That's kinda what I'm wondering. What happened to it? Did they cut it? Did it get eaten off by another horse?

    I don't know of any other products to encourage growth but you might try wrapping it with vet wrap out in the pasture. It isn't quite so strong as duct tape so there wouldn't be as big a risk of getting it caught on something and hurting the horse. Also, don't wrap the dock, at all. If the wrap were just a tiny bit too tight, it could cut off the circulation and cause the dock to die :(. Start the wrap just below the end of the dock and go on down.
        08-31-2010, 11:51 PM
    Tail wraps are a pain, I could never keep them on my horse I gave up lol. Try infuism step 3 leave in conditioner. You can get it at walmart, fred myers or any store like that. It smells great, cheaper than MTG, doesnt leave the mane and tail greasy, and it works or at least I think it does. Were do you get 10% sulfur gel at?? Does it stink?
        09-01-2010, 01:47 AM
    I forgot - Biotin supplements also help, and as a bonus promote hoof health.

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