Here's how it looked when I first got her:
(I'm going to post links so you can zoom in on her tail)
And with years of much more turnout, more brushing, and too-tight tail bags it turned into this:
You can see a definite change here between 3.5 and 4.5:
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:
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