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post #1 of 7 Old 08-12-2012, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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How do you get a horses tail to look like this?

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-12-2012, 11:47 PM
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Buy a fake tail and tie it in. That's what both of these horses probably have. You are not going to see many WP horses that don't have fake tails.
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-12-2012, 11:50 PM
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fake.. but to get my QHs like this

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this is last years picture but i feed sweet feed everyday. with biotin and flax, i never brush it unless it has burrs in it. sometimes i would braid it but not that often.

just feeding sweet feed to my horses feed when i get them their tails grow like crazy and twice as fast..
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-13-2012, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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Well see this horses tail it kinda looks like that it doesn't look fake. Not saying the other two pics the horses don't have fake tails bc I thought they probably were I'm just talking about the straightness At the bottom of the tail

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post #5 of 7 Old 08-13-2012, 01:57 AM
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I french braid my mare's tail and always keep it in a tailbag. It grows full, thick and fast. Make sure when you end your braid, to go as far down as you can. It will cause breakage if you rubberband it too high
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If you want the even-ness on the bottom...Just cut it straight across. It isnt rocket science, I even managed to figure it out .

But on a serious note, tail bag, biotin, and don't brush very often (picking works) :)

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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If you need it straight for a show or something, wash, condition and blow dry with a big paddle brush to straighten. You could also use a flat iron (for hair) on a low setting, but it will take a while. Both of these will dry the hair shaft out though, so don't do it often.
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