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post #31 of 44 Old 04-24-2013, 06:37 PM
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My mare rubbed her tail out every spring and what was left was none to pretty. It is due to sweet itch in her case. Thick sticky oils have worked so far (knock on wood). I use castor mixed w vitamin E and really rub it into the roots. I imagine it also helps to keep the hair from breaking if they do rub.

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post #32 of 44 Old 04-24-2013, 08:24 PM
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FNB..how funny yep the name pigoil sounds yucky. for the OP ;
Infusium helps detangle. Use your fingers to seperate knots and rats. dont comb the tail. I brush. hair grows from the root, so vitamins should help with growth . I would be careful with the vet wrap on the tail bone itself, you dont want to cut off the blood supply ! ;) I noticed you have on horse with a docked tail.
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FNB..how funny yep the name pigoil sounds yucky. for the OP ;
Infusium helps detangle. Use your fingers to seperate knots and rats. dont comb the tail. I brush. hair grows from the root, so vitamins should help with growth . I would be careful with the vet wrap on the tail bone itself, you dont want to cut off the blood supply ! ;) I noticed you have on horse with a docked tail.
I don't know anyone who wraps the tail bone itself
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post #34 of 44 Old 04-26-2013, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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Yes our Ardennes Moomin has a docked tail, she is originally imported from Belgium and I think it is just standard practice there. Having said that it was cut alot shorter when we bought her and she's managing to grow an ok tail with just an inch or two of dock. Imagine what sort of tail she would have if she hadn't been docked! It would be amazing! :s

I haven't brushed Shoop's tail in over a week, just ran my fingers through the knots when I washed it. I have been rubbing in plenty of oil along the roots and spraying pigoil on the length to prevent it breaking.
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post #35 of 44 Old 04-26-2013, 09:30 PM
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I recommend mane and tail shampoo and conditioner. Also, don't brush the tail unless it has just been washed. Brushing a tail too often tends to thin it out in my experience. I also like to leave a bit of conditioner in my horses tail rather than washing it all out. I've never wrapped a horse's tail with vet wrap but it might be a good idea if the horse rubs the tail, steps on it, or let's their turnout buddies chew on it. :)
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post #36 of 44 Old 04-26-2013, 09:44 PM
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A thin mane/tail can also be caused by malnutrition. I don't mean a super emancipated/underfed horse. It could be as simple as the horse not getting 100% of a certain vitamin it needs. This is why people often find that hoof supplements really help with hair growth. Hooves and hair require a lot of the same vitamins to be healthy. Most hoof supplements can improve your horse's tail and coat. :)
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we have tie in tail bag that are easy to make most use velcro so they can easily come undone if anything happens.they even put a fringe on the bottom to help with flies we use this all year round.
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post #38 of 44 Old 04-27-2013, 09:25 AM
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FNB..how funny yep the name pigoil sounds yucky. for the OP ;
Infusium helps detangle. Use your fingers to seperate knots and rats. dont comb the tail. I brush. hair grows from the root, so vitamins should help with growth . I would be careful with the vet wrap on the tail bone itself, you dont want to cut off the blood supply ! ;) I noticed you have on horse with a docked tail.
What??!!!?? I don't have a horse with a docked tail. Both of mine would drag if I didn't bang them.

I am super careful with the vet wrap keeping it away from the bone. No worries there!

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post #39 of 44 Old 05-13-2013, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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Thought I'd just add new pics every so often...

Shoop the day she arrived...

The day i cleaned and cut Shoops tail...

Shoops tail today...
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