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post #1 of 7 Old 03-22-2013, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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How do you keep the top of the tail flat?

My mares tail hairs at the top go everywhere. I've ears of pulling the tail but I was wondering if maybe wrapping it would help?
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-22-2013, 11:56 AM
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Using a "no-tangle" or hair gel type product then wrapping (not too tight!) can help give a smoother look until they grow out.
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What color is your horse? I know some coat colors like Duns just naturally have a really fuzzy tail up top and there isn't much you can do about it lol trust me I tried! But if not it could be new hair growth! My sorrel has new hair sprouting in his tail so I use Cowboy Magic detangler to slick it down a little!
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What color is your horse? I know some coat colors like Duns just naturally have a really fuzzy tail up top and there isn't much you can do about it lol trust me I tried! But if not it could be new hair growth! My sorrel has new hair sprouting in his tail so I use Cowboy Magic detangler to slick it down a little!
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post #5 of 7 Old 03-26-2013, 11:14 PM
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I just bag my horses tail.
Do not wrap it unless for a short period of time such as a veterinary procedure. You can do significant damage to the dock if wrapping the top of a tail for more than a few hours.
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post #6 of 7 Old 03-29-2013, 11:09 PM
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Personally, I have never been bothered by a little fluffyness, but I could see if I was going to a show and wanted him to look extra tidy, I would wrap it for a short while to give him a neater appearance. Other than that, if his tail is a little fluffy it shouldnt be a problem, but If it really bothers you you could use some kind of hairspray or gel? I wouldn't wrap the top of the tail unless its really needed though.

E v e r y horse is good for something. You dont throw a whole life away just cause he's banged up a little...
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-30-2013, 01:47 PM
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I agree with Gallop On ^^. If you are worried about it being fluffy for a show I would try some gel for a quick fix. Otherwise maybe just using a detangler/leave in contitioner regularly could help the tail stay slick.
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