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post #21 of 31 Old 01-15-2013, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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I use tube socks if I'm not putting up for a show. I buy a pack of them for 5 bucks, its usually 12 single socks or if I'm lucky find a bonus pack, and compared to a lycra tail sock, these are considerably less expensive. I cut the top of the sock (the part that has vertical lines in it) into 4 even pieces down to where the lines meet the "foot" area. Then proceed to wrap the braided tail just like with a lycra tail sock, tied below the tailbone, with 2 ties through the braided tail and tied around. Then I take sock off at least once a week to pick and recondition or wash as needed. I like to use the Extreme products detangler or cowboy magic.

I will also let the tail down for a few days here and there if the weather is nice or everything is frozen good.
I heard of using tube socks before! I still havent done anything with his tail cause its nasty and wet here lol

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post #22 of 31 Old 01-23-2013, 10:21 PM
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Working on it

Well, I'm in the same boat as you! I bought MTG last week and braided his tail, and tomorrow I'm off to get vet wrap and some tube socks to continue this experiment! I also have him on horseshine and such...
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post #23 of 31 Old 01-23-2013, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I'm in the same boat as you! I bought MTG last week and braided his tail, and tomorrow I'm off to get vet wrap and some tube socks to continue this experiment! I also have him on horseshine and such...
Haha your ahead of me! I still havent done anything with my horses tail yet lol

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post #24 of 31 Old 01-25-2013, 10:27 PM
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I shampoo and condition the tail, wait for it to dry, apply abit of coconut oil to the tail then braid it very loosely, starting underneath the dock, and leaving out any of the shorter hairs. When I get to the end I rubber band it (I do the rubber band loose, as over time it seems as if it starts breaking the hairs off if its to tight) then I grab the end of the tail, and folding it up I bring it through the very top of the braid (right where you started the braid under his dock) a few times, until its in a small 5-6 inch long bundle of hair. I then take about a foot of vet wrap through the same hole that you looped the braid through previously, leaving the vet wrap hanging down. Then I wrap the vet rap on the roll around the looped-up braid. The foot long section of vet wrap should be wrapped in with the hair and you should still have about 6+ inches when stretched hanging down. Double the excess vet wrap up towards the top, and continue wrapping. Stretch the part that you double up to the top so you have at least 3 or 4 inches hanging out of the top. When you wrap up to the top, cut the vet wrap so that there is about 5 inches left unwrapped and tie the ends together ;) It seems to work, and stay in through the daily pasture zoomies... Sorry, that's a very confusing explanation... haha.
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post #25 of 31 Old 01-26-2013, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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I finally did it!

so I finally wrapped Shaggy's tail! I used vet wrap because I forgot about getting a sock or pillow case until I opened this thread lol I just braided it loosely and stuck it through above the braid and wrapped it loosely. Im going to leave it for the week and take it back down next friday! Heres a pic for fun!
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I shampoo and condition the tail, wait for it to dry, apply abit of coconut oil to the tail then braid it very loosely, starting underneath the dock, and leaving out any of the shorter hairs. When I get to the end I rubber band it (I do the rubber band loose, as over time it seems as if it starts breaking the hairs off if its to tight) then I grab the end of the tail, and folding it up I bring it through the very top of the braid (right where you started the braid under his dock) a few times, until its in a small 5-6 inch long bundle of hair. I then take about a foot of vet wrap through the same hole that you looped the braid through previously, leaving the vet wrap hanging down. Then I wrap the vet rap on the roll around the looped-up braid. The foot long section of vet wrap should be wrapped in with the hair and you should still have about 6+ inches when stretched hanging down. Double the excess vet wrap up towards the top, and continue wrapping. Stretch the part that you double up to the top so you have at least 3 or 4 inches hanging out of the top. When you wrap up to the top, cut the vet wrap so that there is about 5 inches left unwrapped and tie the ends together ;) It seems to work, and stay in through the daily pasture zoomies... Sorry, that's a very confusing explanation... haha.
lol thanks for response! Im defiantly going to wash his tail good when it warms up

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post #27 of 31 Old 01-28-2013, 12:33 PM
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Is the vet wrap tucked through the tail too? I know I tried just wrapping it around the braid with no luck, haha. It looks nice! I've had my horses tails wrapped since November, changing them every two weeks or so. I love leave-in conditioner!
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I use tube socks also (not in fly season though)
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I use tube socks and I will sew a few strands of bailing twine on the toes of the socks so they can still swish flies.

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post #30 of 31 Old 01-30-2013, 02:18 AM Thread Starter
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Is the vet wrap tucked through the tail too? I know I tried just wrapping it around the braid with no luck, haha. It looks nice! I've had my horses tails wrapped since November, changing them every two weeks or so. I love leave-in conditioner!
Nah its not tucked in just wrapped around. Thanks even tho it didnt make it two days it was completely hanging off today when I went out thier so I had to rewrap it lol Leave in conditioner is a great idea! Is there a brand you could recommend?

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