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        06-12-2010, 06:56 PM
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    I did what I thought I'd NEVER do...

    I cut Mystique's tail



    Here's how it looked when I first got her:
    (I'm going to post links so you can zoom in on her tail)

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3580/...8081c384_o.jpg
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3406/...2b1816e8_o.jpg
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3664/...024b80d0_o.jpg


    And with years of much more turnout, more brushing, and too-tight tail bags it turned into this:

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2614/...74b5f1ca_o.jpg
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3658/...1d345877_o.jpg
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3259/...c7cc6372_o.jpg
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3026/...6f8cf25f_o.jpg


    You can see a definite change here between 3.5 and 4.5:
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2652/...6bca8bf5_o.jpg





    Basically, the bottom half thinned out and the top half stayed thick. So... I cut off the bottom half and I'm going to be super careful to make sure it grows out thick. It looks like it's going to be even thicker than it was when she was 3.

    Here it is now:
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4029/...20fa1d18_b.jpg

    She looks so weird with a short tail, haha. It's been to her fetlocks since the first day I saw her.



    I'm going to be putting MTG on it and updating weekly so I can have some B&A pictures. I'm going to do the same with my gelding, whose tail was chewed off by Mystique, haha. Here he is: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/...0d4ecd88_b.jpg
         
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        06-12-2010, 07:46 PM
      #2
    Yearling
    Aww! They look so adorably funny! :) I can't wait to see how they both will turn out!
         
        06-12-2010, 07:54 PM
      #3
    Green Broke
    I would rather have a thin tail to swish flies than no tail :(
         
        06-12-2010, 08:04 PM
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by churumbeque    
    I would rather have a thin tail to swish flies than no tail :(
    Yeah, it's so hard wearing a fly sheet and a fly mask, being fly sprayed multiple times a day, spending the day in a stall with a fan, and spending the night outside when the bugs are gone...
         
        06-12-2010, 08:04 PM
      #5
    Trained
    It is natural for a tail to thin toward the end. I think it looks better than an artificially thick tail that goes all the way to the ground.
         
        06-12-2010, 08:05 PM
      #6
    Green Broke
    So CUTE! I actually like it better short then long.
         
        06-12-2010, 08:07 PM
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
    It is natural for a tail to thin toward the end. I think it looks better than an artificially thick tail that goes all the way to the ground.
    How exactly is a thin tail natural and a thick tail artificial? If you read what I said, it grew that way until I started messing with it too much...



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Brighteyes    
    So CUTE! I actually like it better short then long.
    Thanks
         
        06-12-2010, 08:13 PM
      #8
    Yearling
    Aww I think ther're ADORABLE! I honestly think your horses are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen, they have the most unique coloring, and I love Mystique's eyes. I wish I had time to post a pic of my guy, he looks exactly like a gelding version of her! =]
         
        06-12-2010, 08:14 PM
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    Originally Posted by dreamrideredc    
    Aww I think ther're ADORABLE! I honestly think your horses are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen, they have the most unique coloring, and I love Mystique's eyes. I wish I had time to post a pic of my guy, he looks exactly like a gelding version of her! =]
    Thanks for the compliment, and I'd love to see your gelding! : ]
         
        06-12-2010, 08:18 PM
      #10
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CloudsMystique    
    How exactly is a thin tail natural and a thick tail artificial? If you read what I said, it grew that way until I started messing with it too much...





    Thanks
    All of my horses tails are thicker in the middle and get thinner at the end and I don't mess with them.
         

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