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Braiding and Bagging a Tail in the Winter?

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        01-03-2014, 08:44 PM
      #21
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Sharpie    
    Sort of... my guy's tail grows longer by leaving it be, but then he steps on it and pulls chunks out if I don't do something to protect it.
    If he grows it long and thick anyway, bang it once it gets past a certain length so he won't pull it out. That's what I do with Sock otherwise he'll step on it and tear it up when backing up quickly. Makes it look thicker too! Depends on what you want to do with him though, I guess.

    I have been considering "crocheting" up chunks of his tail then wrapping... Apparently it helps keep hairs from breaking off and allowing them the chance to grow longer. There's a link someone here posted on another thread that showed the process, but basically you single row crochet small lengths of the tail until it's completely done up, douse it in conditioner and wrap it. The conditioner helps the loops stay and the hair moisturized. I think they said let it out and redo it once a week, and rinse, rest then redo once a month. Sounds good in theory, might be worth a shot!
         
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        01-03-2014, 10:31 PM
      #22
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by 2BigReds    
    If he grows it long and thick anyway, bang it once it gets past a certain length so he won't pull it out. That's what I do with Sock otherwise he'll step on it and tear it up when backing up quickly. Makes it look thicker too! Depends on what you want to do with him though, I guess.

    I have been considering "crocheting" up chunks of his tail then wrapping... Apparently it helps keep hairs from breaking off and allowing them the chance to grow longer. There's a link someone here posted on another thread that showed the process, but basically you single row crochet small lengths of the tail until it's completely done up, douse it in conditioner and wrap it. The conditioner helps the loops stay and the hair moisturized. I think they said let it out and redo it once a week, and rinse, rest then redo once a month. Sounds good in theory, might be worth a shot!
    Sounds time consuming even if you are fast.
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        01-03-2014, 10:37 PM
      #23
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    Well after getting help on the forum I have managed to keep negra's on. I braide below the tail bone and use a tail bag. Her tail has grown 6 in in less than 3 months :)
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        01-06-2014, 12:43 PM
      #24
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Yogiwick    
    Sounds time consuming even if you are fast.
    Were we going for fast, too? Did I miss something? Really that's the reason I haven't started the process, though... It may never happen at this rate.
         
        01-06-2014, 04:12 PM
      #25
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by 2BigReds    
    Were we going for fast, too? Did I miss something? Really that's the reason I haven't started the process, though... It may never happen at this rate.
    Well I crochet, no expert by any stretch, but I would not want to do my horses entire tail. I'm also not sure how you would close, because if you knot it as normal you'll never get it undone and you obviously can't leave it undone, maybe loop something else in there?
         
        01-06-2014, 04:33 PM
      #26
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Yogiwick    
    Well I crochet, no expert by any stretch, but I would not want to do my horses entire tail. I'm also not sure how you would close, because if you knot it as normal you'll never get it undone and you obviously can't leave it undone, maybe loop something else in there?
    You pull the end through to close, from what the site said. Shoot I wish I could remember the link, or at least the thread it was in. I've rarely had a problem getting the ends undone when the cord/material is thick enough. You're supposed to use a somewhat thick shock of hair to do these I guess.
         
        01-06-2014, 07:39 PM
      #27
    Yearling
    So I want to use a vet bag to help my mares tail grow back. Her colt basically almost ate it to the nub. Is there anyway I can get a tail bag to stay on her poor little tail?
         
        01-06-2014, 09:05 PM
      #28
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    Braiding the tail dose not take long. To braid my mare's mane and tail its 5 min. I can get her tail done in 3 and leave it in for almost 2 weeks.i leave all hair above the bag out (the bag is under the tail bone) so there is still plenty of hair to swat things (like my farrier XD)
         
        01-06-2014, 10:39 PM
      #29
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by 2BigReds    
    You pull the end through to close, from what the site said. Shoot I wish I could remember the link, or at least the thread it was in. I've rarely had a problem getting the ends undone when the cord/material is thick enough. You're supposed to use a somewhat thick shock of hair to do these I guess.
    Shrug. Let me know if you do it. It would be interesting to see.
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        01-09-2014, 05:32 PM
      #30
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    I tried to leave my mare's tail to grow on its own... Did not work well. She has a thing about not letting it grow below her hocks lol (it used to touch the ground but then appy next to her got jealous and did something about it). Its grown 6 in in 2 months! I don't have to brush it now ether as the braid keeps it nice. I can get away with a bag because my mare leaves it alone.
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