Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Far From Sanity
• Horses: 0
I would really suggest only finger combing. The mane/tail will get longer. And for me tailbags are a lifesaver. People don't even really ever see my horses tail in winter :) I take my tailbags off I guess around march,but it all depends on where you are/what the weather is like. When it isn't muddy then just take them off.
I like braiding the mane during the winter,but be very careful not to make them too tight because when you unbraid later it is very likely chunks will fall out. Braid towards the roots VERY loosely and tighter as you go down. Or my stallion who has an extrememly long mane (almost down to his knees!) I do a continental or diamond braid in the winter. It keeps it up,clean,and tangle free with the pulling of braids. Mtg...i don't know..i just dump some on it until the roots are all soaked pretty well and then I let it run down the hair follicles. So it depends on the size of the mane/tail.....