Has anyone ever kept their horses tail braided and gotten negative results? - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

Has anyone ever kept their horses tail braided and gotten negative results?

This is a discussion on Has anyone ever kept their horses tail braided and gotten negative results? within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-27-2009, 12:07 AM
I had a simillar problem and I started a thread about it and had great pics, but I think I deleted the pics from my photobucket. My problem was not taking it out enough. You have to take it out atleast once a week or more in the summer or they will start to break. I also REALLY like the braid in tail bags but you pretty much have to re do it everyday or it will fall out. Since I have been doing this I have seen improvement. Leaving it alone didn't work for me. It just gets so snarly and then you have to take like 2 hours to brush it and make sure you don't pull any hairs out, then you do anyways no matter how careful you are, and then they get snaged on stuff out in the pasture and then if you have a mare, she comes into heat and pees all over it and makes it all gross and so on. Lol sorry about my rant.
Sponsored Links
    04-27-2009, 09:30 PM
My draft's tail is like Friesian thick and I try to keep it braided because it's a nightmare trying to brush it when it gets tangled. It's wavy, too, so he gets dreadlocks if I don't keep it brushed. I French braid it at the top until it gets close to the end of the tail and then braid normally the rest of the way down. He ends up shaking the band out and it's completely un-braided two days later, though. Silly horse.
    04-27-2009, 10:15 PM
I had been taking it out and rebraiding it every few days. I think I'm just going to leave it alone (other than the MTG). That's what I did when she was younger and it still grew a lot. I'm definitely going to stop dying it... I suspect that's what did it.

Thanks for the responses everyone
    04-28-2009, 02:42 AM
This is how I put my tails up now
Sherri's Stable - Tails!

My horses are out 24/7, and would just destroy bags/wraps on their tails, and create big knots out of braids. This actually stays up, and still allows the horse use of it's tail.
    04-28-2009, 02:43 PM
Green Broke
AES do you put the tape on the bottom like she says, or do you have a different way of tying it off?
    04-28-2009, 07:46 PM
I don't touch my boy's tail from late fall until the first warm day in spring. I let it get wet, muddy, filthy and icy. Last week I gave it a good shampoo and condition. It touches the ground. I personally feel that braiding puts more stress on the hairs. If it ain't broke...!
    04-28-2009, 08:18 PM
Originally Posted by free_sprtd    
AES do you put the tape on the bottom like she says, or do you have a different way of tying it off?
I don't use any tape. As long as you keep it moisturized, it really doesn't seem to come out. All I do is put some leave in conditioner in a spray bottle, and spray it on every couple of days.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Custom hand braided nylon tack Pally Tack and Equipment Classifieds 4 04-10-2009 08:18 PM
Braided Tail, Just For Fun. :] LeahKathleen Horse Grooming 36 04-07-2009 02:20 PM
Banded and braided manes appylover31803 Horse Pictures 29 07-25-2008 08:55 PM
plaiting your horses tail.. HOW!!!! englishcowgrl Horse Grooming 9 12-27-2007 06:16 PM
Please help me and my horses tail!!!! joseylovesrain123 Horse Grooming 3 06-26-2007 09:51 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0