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  • How to wrap a horse's dock
  • Plaiting a tail with sweet itch

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    08-09-2011, 06:38 PM
  #11
Yearling
I wouldnt use show sheen for conditioning, the silcone in it just dries it out.
     
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    08-09-2011, 08:04 PM
  #12
Weanling
Tail wraps used with vet wrap are extremly dangerous becuase if left on too long the tail will die! EEGADS
     
    08-09-2011, 11:36 PM
  #13
Trained
^ you don't wrap the dock, only the hair below the dock. I don't do it myself but I have a friend who did and left it for a week or two at a time - no dead tail!
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    08-10-2011, 12:16 AM
  #14
Green Broke
Yep what wild spot said :) although bc of that, all those little pieces from the dock and up got all tangled up :(
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    08-10-2011, 07:03 PM
  #15
Foal
I've tried wrapping with vet wrap. The wrap actually MELTED onto her tail and her tail was in a giant matt!
Im buying a Kensington tail bag so I can easily rebraid whenever her braid starts to fray or matt, and 17 out of 18 reviews on Smartpak say that its very durable and it stays on in turnout( Deva is 24/7 turnout).

Kensington Tail Cover - Braiding/Banding from SmartPak Equine
     
    08-10-2011, 07:17 PM
  #16
Trained
Ok, on a real computer, so a longer post!

When I can, I use tail bags that attach to my cotton rugs. The tail doesn't need to be braided so it stays nice and straight and tangle free. As such:



But Lucy just figured out how to ditch hers! I have used the plait in fabric strips that HAF pictured - They have never lost one of those, but they are a PAIN to put in.

I just ordered and have started using a Snuggy Hoods tail bag. It's one of those bag ones where you braid the tail, put the tail in, thread the velcro through then pull the toggle tight. However it un-velcros at the bottom, so I only have to plait a few inches under the dock and leave the rest straight. So far so good with that one!

This is what I have: Tail Bag | Tail Bag | Snuggy Hoods | Sweet Itch Rugs and Hoods www.snuggyhoods.com

Luckily Lucy is blessed with a nice tail to begin with! Wildeys is a lost cause, I don't even bother with his, LOL!
     
    08-10-2011, 10:04 PM
  #17
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by EventingDeva    
I've tried wrapping with vet wrap. The wrap actually MELTED onto her tail and her tail was in a giant matt!
Im buying a Kensington tail bag so I can easily rebraid whenever her braid starts to fray or matt, and 17 out of 18 reviews on Smartpak say that its very durable and it stays on in turnout( Deva is 24/7 turnout).

Kensington Tail Cover - Braiding/Banding from SmartPak Equine
Ooooh never seen this before! Very interested! Let me know how it works! :)
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    08-11-2011, 01:27 AM
  #18
Foal
I Braid my ponies tails with tail wrap, which you can buy at a saddlery and it shows the instructions on the back.
     
    08-11-2011, 02:38 AM
  #19
Trained
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Originally Posted by KissTheRing    
Tail wraps used with vet wrap are extremly dangerous becuase if left on too long the tail will die! EEGADS

I had all my guys in vet wrap tail wraps all winter, and no tails died, all of them grew.Just make sure the wrap finishes a good inch or more below the end of the tail bone, and it works fine.
     
    08-11-2011, 01:53 PM
  #20
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by EventingDeva    
I've tried wrapping with vet wrap. The wrap actually MELTED onto her tail and her tail was in a giant matt!
Im buying a Kensington tail bag so I can easily rebraid whenever her braid starts to fray or matt, and 17 out of 18 reviews on Smartpak say that its very durable and it stays on in turnout( Deva is 24/7 turnout).

Kensington Tail Cover - Braiding/Banding from SmartPak Equine

OOOO found a photo online of it in the color I want, coindidentally on a buckskin which is my horse's color ;) So looks like you braid and then just put the velcro strap through the braid strands near the top? I don't see how this couldn't get tangled if the strips of fabric I used on her tail made her terribly tangled at the top but it did get some awesome reviews so I might try it anyway!

     

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