Originally Posted by shaggy
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?
I braid and wrap with GuardTex and I take the tail down once a week to finger comb, then rebraid and re-wrap. Once a month, I shampoo lightly and deep oil condition, then braid and wrap again. IF you can keep a tail bag in the horse's tail, that's a lot less work and less expensive than GuardTex or Vet Wrap. I probably have 20 tail bags in my pastures.....bags work better for me if they're stalled or in a paddock all by themselves.
Do the same with the mane, put a bunch of braids in, I use rubber bands, and take them down once a week, finger comb them, re-braid.
I don't think it does anything to grow the mane or tail out especially, it does protect them from breaking because they aren't catching on things or being chewed on by other horses.