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post #21 of 39 Old 06-23-2010, 10:33 PM
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post #22 of 39 Old 06-24-2010, 02:55 PM
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post #23 of 39 Old 06-24-2010, 03:51 PM
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I've been using coconut oil for a year and it's been working really well for me. I think I'll try that hot oil treatment everyone talks about, though!
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post #24 of 39 Old 06-24-2010, 08:23 PM
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I bathe my horses generally every other week or eery month depending on their coats, so I use mane and tail conditioner and braid it up while its wet. That makes it curly and then when its down I spritz it with some show sheen.

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post #25 of 39 Old 06-24-2010, 08:50 PM
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post #26 of 39 Old 06-25-2010, 03:49 PM
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thanks. I know what you are talking about with the tail braid but it looks hard to do. Does it come with directions? Right now I just braid it. I am short on money due to a vet bill I owe a total of 1093 dollars since she coliced and I am buying her a grazing muzzle once it comes in( the store I go to ordered me a grazing muzzle). It should be available in July.
They are really pretty easy to do, as long as you know how to braid. I buy the three tube braids. Tie the top of the sack just below the tail bone. Stick your hand up one of the tubes from the bottom to the top (there's a hole in the top). Separate your horse's tail into 3 sections. Grab 1 of the sections with the hand that is through the tube and pull the hairs through the tube. Repeat this for the other 2 tubes. You will now have 3 tubes - each filled with 1/3 of your horse's tail hair. Braid the three tubes and tie the tubes at the bottom. I then go back and re-tie the top just to make sure it's secure. About every 3 weeks, I take the braid out, wash and condition his tail, let it dry, then rebraid. The tubes protect the hair and keep them from breaking off.
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post #27 of 39 Old 06-28-2010, 12:36 AM
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What about for a thick tail? My horse has a super thick tail and mane so it always looks like he has split ends, should I just do the same thing?

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post #28 of 39 Old 06-28-2010, 03:28 AM
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I've heard such amazing things about MTG over and over again and put it on my guy on Friday but oh no it turned his white tail and forelock where I applied it brown! Aaah!



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post #29 of 39 Old 06-28-2010, 09:42 AM
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I've heard such amazing things about MTG over and over again and put it on my guy on Friday but oh no it turned his white tail and forelock where I applied it brown! Aaah!

I hate when that happens!! MTG makes my horses smell like bacon grease also. Haha!

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post #30 of 39 Old 06-28-2010, 12:26 PM
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What about for a thick tail? My horse has a super thick tail and mane so it always looks like he has split ends, should I just do the same thing?
A tail bag will help protect the ends and prevent them from getting dry, brittle and breaking off. I always put extra conditioner or extra hot oil treatment in the bottom portion of the tail and really work it into the hair.
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