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.
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??
Quick question...her feet were trimmed after these photos, right?
Originally Posted by AlmagroN
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.
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 :]
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.