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post #1 of 5 Old 12-27-2013, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
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I cut it off!

Yes I cut my minis tail off, well most of it anyway. It dragged the ground about 4 inches and he started stepping on it, even braided! So I decided to cut it off just above his hocks(about 14-16ish inches). And I'm going to be making bracelets for my close friends and family =) He grows tail so fast I'm not worried about him not having a fly swatter for spring (or new bracelets next winter XD jk)
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-27-2013, 02:11 AM
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I guess it makes sense that his hair seems to grow "faster" given that it has less distance to cover before reaching the ground. I assume that a mini's hair grows at the same rate as your average horse. All things considered, you probably hacked off hardly more than I took off of my horses this fall, although their tails still reach down to a couple inches above their fetlocks.
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-27-2013, 02:16 AM
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Now he looks like a wee mini Belgian! : )

Personally, I trim tails back (but not that short) in the winter. By late spring they are back to a good length. I just hate tails dragging around in the grass and leaves and wet earth (mud).

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post #4 of 5 Old 12-27-2013, 03:27 AM
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He's so fluffy!!! Love it :)

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post #5 of 5 Old 12-27-2013, 10:39 PM
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At first I was like "Oh dear no, what a beautiful tail!"
But then I got to see the picture of the mini-Belgian, and I fell in love! He's super cute!

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