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post #1 of 3 Old 06-02-2012, 04:33 AM Thread Starter
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How To Get A Fuller Tail TIPS!

My TB gelding had a REALLY thin tail. It was horrible and straggly and it didn't look nice plaited at shows AT ALL! I find that many other people have the same problem, so here is what I did to make it thicker;

I untangled the knot with my fingers and brushed out the tail with a body brush.
Since the ends were so uneven and straggly, I cut off about and inch.
Then I washed it with shampoo and conditioned it. Once it was dry I ran a comb through it (pulling tangles out with my fingers) and put it in a tail bag. I pretty much left it bagged all the time and never brushed it. I washed and conditioned it every 2 weeks. Within 6 weeks his tail was fuller, silkier and it much better condition.
If you are keeping it bagged, then I recommend using a little baby oil to soften the hairs. Don't use baby oil if the tail is going to be exposed in the paddock, as it can act like a magnifying glass and burn the hairs.
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post #2 of 3 Old 06-05-2012, 01:29 AM
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Wash it, condition it, brush it, plait it and BAG IT!

I use one of these tail bags, they feed through the plait and then tie, I dislike tail bags attached the rugs.


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post #3 of 3 Old 06-05-2012, 01:02 PM
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1. Feed little, but often
- put 1-3 tablespoons of cooking oil in your horses food.
2. Good grooming
- Brush your horses tail little. Not every time you groom him/her
3. Tail extinctions
- they help :P
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