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post #1 of 3 Old 11-15-2011, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Mane and tail help (Course with short strands?)

So Rebel has always had very course hair. The strands themselves are thick but it doesn't grow particularly long, about the length of his neck and then it stops (I regretably had to cut it last year for hunters ) and his tail is the same way.

So its kinda of harder to work with. Mostly because the top hairs are shorter than the under hairs. I can't for the life of me pull a mane either. I'm absolutely no good at it, never have been, don't want to do it again.

It's really bothersome on his tail because I want to plait it, but the hairs at the base are so short. He's not rubbing them, they just refuse to grow any farther. I set up a camera in his stall once to confirm there was no rubbing, and there isn't.

Is there something I can use to make those hairs grow? Or will I have to work with what I've been given?

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #2 of 3 Old 11-15-2011, 04:47 PM
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With the tail all I can surguest is dampening it down and using hairs from the underside of the tail where it is generally longer. The plait probably wont start as far up the tail as it should but its in a plait so... yh :)
Or you could pull the horses tail to make it look smart, although personally I'm not a fan of it but the show ring appears to like it but then again I am not a regular at the local show ground so I could be wrong
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Ugh I feel your pain about the tail!!!!! My paint has a brown tail with a white pom pom as I call ot at the top. It was like that a year ago when I bought him and after drowning it with mtg I have given up. It just REFUSES to grow! Even looked at pictures from his last owners...its always been pompoms. I wish I had a suggestion :/ water, hair gel and hairspray? The cheap kind that's like super glue crunchy hard? That's all I can think of :/ in the case its not genetics maybe a hair coat supplement? Something with flax seed...
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