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post #11 of 74 Old 08-15-2009, 09:35 PM
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His tail looks normal to me. Might be dirty and that's what's throwing you off. Try using just water and a stiff bristle body brush and working it through. You could trim a few inches off to help keep it clean. That was exactly what my girl's tail looked like and on a whim I rinsed it really well and now it's much less "clumpy" looking.
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post #12 of 74 Old 08-16-2009, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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trust me, its clean. its just the way the hair is shaped i think. o well. she will just have to look "unbrushed"
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post #13 of 74 Old 08-17-2009, 07:10 AM
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my horse has a tail like that to its so thick i cant even get it untangled im thinkin about thinnin it out same applies to his mane its a night mare is it worth me thinnin them both out do u think??
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post #14 of 74 Old 08-19-2009, 02:35 AM
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Quick question...her feet were trimmed after these photos, right?

Originally Posted by AlmagroN View Post

On a side note, I know what you're talking about with the ringlettes! Justus' tail is the exact same way but a little thicker I think. I don't have the best pic to show it, but a photo capture of epic porportions! I was jumping on from the back and Moki had perfect timing! (her tail isn't THAT dirty, I's grey in the middle! Keeping a white/grey tail clean is darn near impossible anyway! LOL

Maintenance we just brush it out in sections, starting from the bottom. Hasn't been a hot enough summer to bath them much though.

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post #15 of 74 Old 08-19-2009, 11:00 AM
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Sadly there is nothing you can do about this one. It's all in the genes.

SMROBS was right it has to do with the shape of the actual hair.

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post #16 of 74 Old 08-19-2009, 12:32 PM
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Savannah has the same thing, i dont worry about it though
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post #17 of 74 Old 08-19-2009, 01:46 PM
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smrobs, i am coming to amarillo to steal john. end of story. its only like 12 hrs away. lol.

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post #18 of 74 Old 08-19-2009, 05:49 PM
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^^ ROFLMAO. Good luck finding him, he is not in Amarillo. At this point, you are welcome to him, he has been the s**ts recently.

Just kidding, he is my big baby, s**t-head and all. :p

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post #19 of 74 Old 08-19-2009, 06:23 PM
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Bundy's tail is exactly the same. It makes it really hard tokeep it looking nice throughout the day at a show... I brush it out, showsheen it, and then after one warm-up canter, it's back in it's ringlets. Oh well, just one of his quirks :]

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post #20 of 74 Old 08-19-2009, 09:24 PM
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I think most horses tails do that.
I use Show Sheen to untangle the ropes. I also brush them out with a tooth curry (plastic) It works much faster than trying to use a mane comb. Also, a round hair brush works well.
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