I am looking to grow out and improve the health of my mustang mare Gypsy's mane and tail. She has a nice, thick tail, however it's as long as I would like it to be. I have braided her tail and put it up in a tail bag without vetwrap because it caused her to lose some hair when it got wet last year. I let it out every week or so. The tail bag doesn't really stay on though, however!
Her mane is very thick and often ends up on both sides of her neck. However, it is puffy and crazy! I used Show Sheen and Cowboy magic all last summer because I didn't know of its silicon content. So, it has gotten pretty dry. :( Also, she rubbed out a small chunk of mane, and I am not sure what to do! She won't be shown until late spring/early summer, so I have some time to get her mane even.
My main problem is that Gypsy lives outside 24-7 and it FREEZING here, so washing her would be impossible. Also, she has never been blanketed because she grows a thick winter coat already. Any suggestions would be appreciated, but PLEASE excuse her condition in these photos! It's winter, and I only get out to the barn about once a week with school. Thanks! -Julia (and Gypsy )