How do I protect/maintain an amazing tail?
The horse we're looking at for my daughter has an incredible, thick, drag the ground long, tail. Since she will be used for 4-H shows, we want to keep this as nice as we can. What tips do you have for maintaining this tail? Braid, tail bag? I don't have one of the 3 strand sock things, but if that's best to keep the tail in good shape, I'll go get one.
The main is long and silky, but not thick, which I'm okay with, but the tail is so stunning I don't want to ruin it.
Also, why might an owner put a sleezy on round the clock? When we looked at her she had the full thing on under her blankets. I was just wondering why someone would do that. I personally have no interest in doing that except before shows, but why?