Picking Out a Tail

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Picking Out a Tail

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    03-25-2012, 12:32 PM
Picking Out a Tail

I grew up with a saddlebred breeder for a trainer and she cringed at the thought of ever brushing her horses' long tails. So, I learned early on about picking out tails. Not a lot of people in the hunter world are familiar with it, so they were always amazed when they saw Leia's tail afterwards xD



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    03-25-2012, 01:03 PM
At a stable I rode at as a teen, we were taught to pick tails and could only finger comb. With manes it was the same. If a mane needed thinning it had to be flipped to the other side so the underside hairs (not on top) were pulled and wouldn't show as they grew back in.
    03-25-2012, 09:20 PM
Oooooh what a fabulous tail! What exactly do you do to get it like that?
    03-25-2012, 09:50 PM
Whoa, very cool. I too am curious about your process. I haven't ever heard about "picking" a tail...
    03-25-2012, 09:54 PM
    03-25-2012, 09:57 PM
I just don't brush them too often, picking is way to much work for me ! Lol im not that patient with tail grooming.
    03-25-2012, 10:06 PM
Subbing :)
    03-25-2012, 10:56 PM
Basically you take small sections of the tail, and little by little 'pick' apart the strands so that they're not tangled and they're all separated. I may look for a tutorial or video tape myself doing it. It really makes the tail appear thick and full. :)
    03-25-2012, 11:14 PM
I was taught to always pick a tail also. I grew up showing Morgan's and you never wanted their tails to thin and break so that's why. Now it's just a habit although my mare now has so much tail it wouldn't matter if I brushed it, she wouldn't miss any of it! Ha :) I can't post a pic from my phone but I'll post one when I get on my computer tomorrow. She has a beautiful tail! It very long and full/think all the way to the bottom.
    03-25-2012, 11:19 PM
You just use your fingers and separate each strand or is there a tool? I'd love a how-to video! How long did that take you?

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