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post #11 of 24 Old 12-03-2011, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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I am going to aim for a natural tail first, then I will consider a fake tail. (Which I am 99% sure isn't allowed in hunter jumper shows anyways)


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post #12 of 24 Old 12-03-2011, 11:19 PM
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Hahaha. I'm more than likely going to get MTG, i've heard so much about it. Does the smell last? Does it look like gunk in their tail, or does it blend in?
The smell actually does not bother me all to much.

And after it being in the horses mane or tail or whatever for a few days it starts blending into the horses smell, and actually starts to smell very good (Hides under chair) But that's only my opinion.

It is not visible, accept for making the hair look a tad bit greasy.
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post #13 of 24 Old 12-04-2011, 11:08 AM
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I never knew brushing a tail would damage it! I brush Ali's mane and tail daily, since they are very long and thick and get really tangled up after only a few hours in the field.
To be honest, very little hair comes away. Like one or two strands at most.

Should I change my routine? She really likes having her mane and tail brushed. She gets all sleepy eyed and relaxed.


I wouldn't worry about it. I understand why people say it's damaging, but as long as you do it after the mane or tail is conditioned with something, never dry, (Coconut oil works as a wonderful detangler as well. But I'm just really partial to it. ), and take it slow from bottom to top, then it's possible with no hairs shed. I always start with a paddle brush, then take a wide tooth comb, and lightly go through it again. A horse with a thick tail, needs constant maintenance, and that involves brushing it out.

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I am going to aim for a natural tail first, then I will consider a fake tail. (Which I am 99% sure isn't allowed in hunter jumper shows anyways)
Check with your organization to be sure, but most hunter and Eq shows allow tails. All of them in my area do anyways. It's not very practical in jumpers, since the jumps can be pretty funky, and it's fast paced, you don't want to be worrying about your tail extension.

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post #14 of 24 Old 12-04-2011, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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Do you find the coconut oil attracts flies in the summer?

That would be my only concern with using it.


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post #15 of 24 Old 12-04-2011, 12:03 PM
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my horse has always had a to die for tail. I do not bursh it but I cut it when it gets to the ground for the winter and spring his mane looks nice but his forlock isnt the best. His tail is really full but its wavy. My little three year old has a long mane and tail I cut it every 2 months to keep them healthy. And then you get to my 4 year olds tail is thin but its long and his mane is so thin that it stays on one side. I just cut it and now starting MTG once a week this will be the second.
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post #16 of 24 Old 12-04-2011, 12:59 PM
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I've never noticed an increased attraction with flies since using it. I started using it right in the heat of summer, and didn't have an issue with it attracting them anymore than normal.
It soaks in really fast. I don't think it ever sits in tail long enough to fully attract anything, if it attracts them at all.
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I really like Foxfire Coat Sheen Mane and Tail Conditioner. It's kinda expensive, but it really helped my Appy's tail.

I would wash/condition it, comb it out, spray in Foxfire, then braid it and put it in a tail bag. I'd repeat once a week throughout the winter. It really helped.

He didn't get a magnificent tail (like my Percheron has - which is super, super, super thick), but it did improve quite a bit.
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post #18 of 24 Old 12-04-2011, 05:54 PM
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I never knew brushing a tail would damage it! I brush Ali's mane and tail daily, since they are very long and thick and get really tangled up after only a few hours in the field.
To be honest, very little hair comes away. Like one or two strands at most.

Should I change my routine? She really likes having her mane and tail brushed. She gets all sleepy eyed and relaxed.

Not in my opinion. I also brush my horse's tail every time I groom and keep it maintained without tangles. Its only damaging if you are careless. When I brush, you won't hear one rip from that tail.

I have found that leaving it with knots causes more damage since they will get caught on random things and rip out.
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Not in my opinion. I also brush my horse's tail every time I groom and keep it maintained without tangles. Its only damaging if you are careless. When I brush, you won't hear one rip from that tail.

I have found that leaving it with knots causes more damage since they will get caught on random things and rip out.

Pony club always taught me to use my fingers to comb it. I'm sure a wide tooth comb is alright. But I would never use a brush.


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post #20 of 24 Old 12-04-2011, 08:10 PM
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braid it and bag it.

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