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To Bag or Not to Bag???

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        01-29-2009, 01:34 PM
    You shouldn't brush your horses tail at all. You should apply a detangler and then pick apart the hairs a few at a time. It doesn't take as long as you'd think. Brushing causes breakage.. braiding too tight also causes breakage.

    I prefer shampoo, condition let dry.. braid and loop and wrap with vet wrap and then wrap the closing with duct tape to make sure it stays. I've had mine in for almost 2 months. I do this for the cold months since I can't wash them as much. I also rub MTG about once a week on their tail bones.. Their tails have improved soooooo much.

    In the summer I do the same thing but just cover with a tube sock.
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        01-29-2009, 02:22 PM
    Hate them, would never use one. I find it more of a risk if they catch their tale because now way more hair is going to be pulled out. When the bag gets wait it takes a long time for it to dry which you wouldnt have an issue with had you let the tail out of it. Gives one more thing for other pasture mates to play with, once again not a good thing.

    I have had far more success growing out and protecting tails by letting them be than to use artificial means.
        01-29-2009, 09:13 PM
    Thanks this is all very helpful!

    Does anyone that uses them have a problem with breakage where the bag ties into the braid?
        01-30-2009, 12:43 AM
    Originally Posted by I Love Lane    
    i use the braid in tail wraps - they are really good and I have never had a problem with breakage. Just was, conditition LET DRY then braid away. I have found over the years that if you braid them in wet, the hair can rot and break off if you don't tend to it often. Although I have been know to leave the braid wrap in for around a month in the off season so it is important that it is prepaired right to avoid any irritation to your horse.
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    i use those as well! Love it and I have a hot pink one so its even better!

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