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        04-14-2013, 03:52 PM
      #11
    Foal
    Well that's a lot of advice thanks! I'm going to give it a go and see if I can't get a nice tail. Love the before and after pics, that is a gorgeous tail!
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        04-16-2013, 03:37 AM
      #12
    Foal
    Anyone use pigoil?
         
        04-16-2013, 07:48 AM
      #13
    Trained
    That must be something unique to "over there"? Never heard of the stuff, but sounds yukky.
         
        04-16-2013, 03:35 PM
      #14
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by emmasacha    
    Anyone use pigoil?
    There is no need to be negative franknbeans if you've never heard of it... I myself have never used pig oil, however, unless you've used it before and know what you're doing, I don't advise trying it. It's named "pig" oil only because it is used on pigs for mud fever, hair loss, etc. As we all know, pigs have a tuff hide and horses do not. Pig oil has been commonly known to cause many skin conditions in horses if ever in contact, such as burning, splits/cuts, gaping holes in the skin, puss, and sores. I believe it has a high level of sulphur in it, causing these injuries. Someone posted that they tried it on their pony's mane, trying to encourage his hair growth, and burned his withers badly from it causing him a lot of pain and they regretted their choice. I suggest you research it online before testing it out, and if you do decide to try it, it is suggested you test it on a very small portion of skin and see if there's a reaction first before use.
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        04-16-2013, 03:55 PM
      #15
    Banned
    I just started rubbing Moroccan oil into my horses dock and brushing it through his tail as I found the show sheen to be drying.......yes I'm using MY Moroccan oil......
         
        04-16-2013, 03:58 PM
      #16
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Muppetgirl    
    I just started rubbing Moroccan oil into my horses dock and brushing it through his tail as I found the show sheen to be drying.......yes I'm using MY Moroccan oil......
    Haha! I am so glad I am not the only one who does this! At least I get his at Walmart-and get the one for "coarse hair". Lol
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        04-16-2013, 05:50 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by franknbeans    
    Haha! I am so glad I am not the only one who does this! At least I get his at Walmart-and get the one for "coarse hair". Lol
    I love Moroccan oil!!!!
         
        04-17-2013, 01:19 AM
      #18
    Yearling
    A brush I swear by is this one: Grooma Rake - Grooming Tools from SmartPak Equine It doesn't tear any hair out, if any, and it takes hardly any time at all to comb out my horse's 2ft. Long mane.
         
        04-17-2013, 01:44 AM
      #19
    Green Broke
    I'm going for a thicker tail too right now with my horse Maverick. He's got the length down...it's touching the ground. Now I want some volume to it.

    What I'm doing is brushing it, conditioning it (my fancy homemade conditioner made with human conditioner, water and vinegar with a bit of baby oil. You spray it on then leave it in.) adding MTG and then cutting an inch off the bottom (completely straight across) then loosely braiding it. I leave in the braid and take it out about twice a week to brush and condition it again, then add MTG about once a week. After that it immediately gets rebraided and kept in for another 4 days or so. I cut it whenever it starts to get whispy at the bottom.
    Slowly but surely, Maverick's tail is becoming thicker and thicker! It now looks good and is easy to braid for shows!

    Good luck!
         
        04-17-2013, 09:02 AM
      #20
    Foal
    I have already used pig oil on my ardennes mares feathers, its used alot on shires and clydesdales in the uk. It does contain sulphur so I guess its the british version of MTG. I havn't had any adverse reactions from it. I think the idea of it is to protect the hair from breakage rather than promote growth.
    Anyway today I shampooed Shoops tail. She had alot of dry flakey skin down her tail bone. I let it dry and combed it through with my fingers (btw I do already have an oster brush and I agree they are amazing). Once it was dry I applied some Mane and tail thickener that I get from my local tack shop, it's designed to create healthy skin which in theory lets hair grow better. I will take a pic of the bottle later when I go back to the yard. I massaged this into her dock and her skin is now nice and soft and flake free. I also chopped of the scraggy end part and made her tail level just below her hocks.
    I thought her tail would be a hopeless fight but after today I think it has potential. I think I'm going to plait and vetwrap it tonight when I go up to feed.
    I will keep posting pics of the progress as I have been searching for before and afters but havn't been able to find many good ones.

    Anyhoo I'll take some pics later, she seemed to enjoy the pampering and massages if nothing else lol
         

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