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post #1 of 17 Old 07-08-2009, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Cut tails?

Does anyone have experience with cut tails? My fillies old owner cut her tail very short before I bought her. I will be showing her in the futurities next fall and I'm really hoping she will have a tail by then. Just wondering if anyone knew how long it would take to grow back out?
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post #2 of 17 Old 07-08-2009, 10:58 AM
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I cut my horses tail at her rear ankle, it kinda of "the Look" in the quarter horses I make sure I cut it right so that her fake tail matches up with it.


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post #3 of 17 Old 07-08-2009, 11:25 AM
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post #4 of 17 Old 07-08-2009, 11:32 AM
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I cut my horses tail at her rear ankle, it kinda of "the Look" in the quarter horses I make sure I cut it right so that her fake tail matches up with it.
ok I do not show other than in 4-h as a kid. I do trail rides now. But do they really put fake hair in horses tails? How much does something like that coast. I mean I have extensions in my own hair and it cost me a pretty penny..wow I am so far behind the times. ( I always thought the horses at shows had AMAZING tails lol) I want to see pictures lol
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post #5 of 17 Old 07-08-2009, 11:39 AM
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Oh yea, it's a big indestry. Just go look up show tails or something like that on Dover. You just put them in the tail when showing, not sure how though

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post #6 of 17 Old 07-08-2009, 01:02 PM
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You could start bagging it, Tiff, so any hairs that are growing don't get pulled or torn. Other than that... I would be afraid that a fake tail on such a short-tailed mare might look silly, like a layered fringe effect.
Unfortunately I think it's going to be a waiting game with her :(
If you want her mane to grow out nice and thick, I'd suggest using mane socks - same idea as with a tail bag, but just little bags running down her mane. They might look funny but man do they work!!


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post #7 of 17 Old 07-08-2009, 05:44 PM
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condition it put some MTG it it then put it in a tail bag until you are getting ready for a show or whatever


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post #8 of 17 Old 07-08-2009, 05:56 PM
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Use MTG or Infusium leave in conditioner. Braid and put in a tail bag. Works wonders!

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post #9 of 17 Old 07-08-2009, 10:12 PM
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I hope you're not talking about Caly! I would never touch my horse's tails *gasp*

I never touch my horse's tails BECAUSE it takes so long to grow. I murder anyone who does. I found the best thing for growing horse's tails is to wash, leave in conditioner, bred it and vet wrap it. Take it out once a month and repeat.

The key is to allow the tail to grow and preventing any breakage. Depending on the breed of the horse you're trying to grow the tail on, it might take more or less time. Certain horses are more likely to grow big thick tails a lot quicker than others.

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post #10 of 17 Old 07-08-2009, 11:01 PM
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Poor Remedy's tail :(


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