Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: East Midlands, UK
Cutting a Gypsy Vanners tail - Sacrilege or Safe to do?
Hi, I have a Gypsy Vanner, and I got her a year ago. When I got her, her tail was long, matted and brown. I thought about cutting it, but when I told my friend, she said cutting a gypsy vanners tail was an absolute No No! I know it's traditional to keep it long but I don't show her and it's just not practical, especially where I live, where it's quite muddy, particularly this time of year. So for the year I've owned her I've kept it long and thick, and just trimmed the ends.
Do you think it would be ok to cut and thin out her tail? If so how short and how thin? As you can see in her pictures it looks just horrible, and no matter how much I wash and brush it, it stays brown, matted, thick and heavy.