Hey! My SB gelding has an amazingly long tail, and I love it to pieces! But I'm forever brushing it! I swear I have to spend more time brushing his tail then I can riding him! So I was wondering if any of you have tips on how to keep it knot free, or at least less knotty. :P
I'll post a picture so you have an idea of the length thickness, there is a LOT of tail there. Haha.
Sorry about the contrast, silly camera reacts stupidly with sun!
I don't know about the summer, but in the fall/winter/spring I brush/braid/cowboy magic Soda's tail and put it in a bag. He loves burrs and manages to find them without fail. I don't know about the summer though, I don't know if a tail bag will work as well because I would like him to be able to use it to swat flies...
Any kind of leave in conditioner or oil is going to make tail brushing easier. I use either MTG or a walmart human type hair oil (africa's best is a good brand) I think it helps keep it from tangling and makes brushing not so much of a chore.
Brush it, braid it and stick it in a tail bag. You don't have to put anything in it as far as hair products, just make sure you take it out everyday and brush it because Shaving some how find there way into the bag and tail.. But if you want, put some sort of detangling spray or oil and leave it for a couple of days at a time. I heard of people using tailbags in the summer that extend so the horses are able to swat flies, you'll have to look into that though..