My horses are killing me with the burrs being in their manes and tails every time I'm out there. So I've thinking I might wrap their tails. Shaggy has had his wrapped before when I first got him but I didnt know any better when the ex trainers daughter did it, that it got left in to long. About 6 weeks I think too long. Resulted in a big messy knot that took a whole bottle of cowboy magic and two days to get out. So I'm a little leery of wrapping again but I at this point a big normal knot would be so much better than a big knot of burrs. I have some questions tho that maybe you guys can help me with.
1.Is there a proper way to wrap it? (Before we just Braided the tail and wrapped vet wrap around it.)
2. Does it really help the mane grow out? (the ex trainer told me it did but I've been questioning everything she ever told me for a while now lol)
3.How long should I leave it wrapped? 1 week? 2 weeks? Longer than that?