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        08-15-2009, 10:35 PM
      #11
    Trained
    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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        08-16-2009, 11:01 AM
      #12
    Yearling
    Trust me, its clean. Its just the way the hair is shaped I think. O well. She will just have to look "unbrushed"
         
        08-17-2009, 08:10 AM
      #13
    Foal
    My horse has a tail like that to its so thick I can't 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 you think??
         
        08-19-2009, 03:35 AM
      #14
    Yearling
    Quick question...her feet were trimmed after these photos, right?

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    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 promise...it'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.
         
        08-19-2009, 12:00 PM
      #15
    Trained
    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.
         
        08-19-2009, 01:32 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Savannah has the same thing, I don't worry about it though
         
        08-19-2009, 02:46 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Smrobs, I am coming to amarillo to steal john. End of story. Its only like 12 hrs away. Lol.
         
        08-19-2009, 06:49 PM
      #18
    Showing
    ^^ 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
         
        08-19-2009, 07:23 PM
      #19
    Trained
    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 :]
         
        08-19-2009, 10:24 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    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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