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post #1 of 18 Old 03-24-2009, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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How to get that thick tail!?

My three year old has a long tail, but it's not really that thick... My mare has a tail thick enough for two horses...

How can I get my gelding's tail thicker? I've been using MTG on it, and all it's done has made it longer...

I don't braid my horses tails or use a tail bag or anything... we have barbed wire and I don't want them to rip their tails out.

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post #2 of 18 Old 03-24-2009, 04:12 PM
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some horses are just blessed to have awsome tails, while others will have thin tails.

How is the 3yo's mane. is it thick or thin?
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some horses are just blessed to have awsome tails, while others will have thin tails.

How is the 3yo's mane. is it thick or thin?
Yes - genetics are huge. The best thing you can do is condition so it is less apt to be fragile and break but you cannot change the number of folicles the horse has.

Mane and tail thickness are not always hand in hand. My old guy has a very thin, very fine mane. However, enough tail to share with a couple of other horses!
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His mane is thick and medium length...

By rights, he should have a thick tail... both his sire and his dam have tails that are thick enough for two or three horses... Lol... I'd just love it if his was even a little bit thicker...

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Extensions!!!!!!!!!!

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I am in LOVE with reining horse's tails. I researched it.
Alot rinse/comb out the tail everyday and wash it with cowboy magic once a week. It keeps the tail strong and silky.

It really works. Heck, it's alot of work, but it gets the job done.
Good luck
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post #7 of 18 Old 03-24-2009, 06:33 PM
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But I'm sure thats a "results may vary" thing.

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Maybe it's just me... y'know. Maybe I'm so used to seeing and brushing my mares 'broom-bottom' tail that his just seems thin in comparison... I fingr brushed his tail earlier and realizes that he has a lot of tail-hair... it's just really fine...

And maybe as it gets longer it'll look a bit fuller...

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It probably will thicken over the years, especially if he's only three lol. Just curious what breed is he?

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He's a Tennessee Walker.

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