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post #21 of 33 Old 12-26-2010, 03:55 PM
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post #22 of 33 Old 12-28-2010, 11:02 PM
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Just wanted to say that showsheen is counter productive to growing out hair. It contains silicone and contributes to breakage and dried out hair.
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post #23 of 33 Old 12-29-2010, 12:24 AM
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well on thing is for sure.. keep all tightness away from the tail
try this

It worked for my horse.. GOOD LUCK

Wimpys doc star do you leave conditioner in the tail when you do that? And do you wrap the bun or put it in a tail bag at all?? I braided and left my horses tail in a bag and it grew up until the royal wich is in november and it was on the ground then, but I think it's lost some because it's not touching the ground anymore.....

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post #24 of 33 Old 12-29-2010, 12:47 AM
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I have seen people do this and I think it helps but I think it also depends on the horse...I am going to do it to my mare next time I see her. I think you see change over time not so much after a week or so. I don't know I could be wrong.
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post #25 of 33 Old 12-29-2010, 12:59 AM
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My mare ripped her tail off about three years ago. It's been a long, slow process growing it back, and it's still only barely to her hocks. It's growing back thick and luxurious though. I keep it loosely braided and bagged every day, year round. The braid starts an inch below her dock. And before anyone says anything about keeping her tail bagged during fly season, the bah adds a foot to her tail. It's much kinder to bag it than leave her with her poor, pathetic tail. =]

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post #26 of 33 Old 12-29-2010, 02:19 AM Thread Starter
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My mare ripped her tail off about three years ago. It's been a long, slow process growing it back, and it's still only barely to her hocks. It's growing back thick and luxurious though. I keep it loosely braided and bagged every day, year round. The braid starts an inch below her dock. And before anyone says anything about keeping her tail bagged during fly season, the bah adds a foot to her tail. It's much kinder to bag it than leave her with her poor, pathetic tail. =]
We used to braid in summer using a piec of fabric(whatever pattern suits you) and cut 3 strips lengthwise. Then starting an unch or so below the dock wrap the hair bundles with fabric and braid so that the fabric completely covers the hair. Doing it this way even if a horses taiended just a foot or so(as was with my clydesdale) you could braid an artificial tail with the fabric.I'll be doing it to my gelding this su.mmer because his tail is aty hock length now.
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I keep my horses' tails braided year-round. I love long thick tails so that's how I get them. During the winter they're wrapped in vet wrap and during the spring/summer I have a bailing twine loop with more tied to it that I add when I loop the braid back up for a fly swatter :) I use leave in conditioner for people and take it out when it's starting to look ratty rather then every week.

And in my opinion it does work,for the most part. 2 years ago I had a horse swish his tail ACROSS my clippers while body shaving him and it shaved off HALF his tail all the way to his dock, I braided what was there and 6 months later you couldn't even tell! And I only had to trim off a little over an inch from the other side to make it even.
On the other side I have a gelding that it's taken 3 years to get his tail to grow from his mid cannons to the ground. But now that it's there I ain't ever putting it down ;P
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So braiding your horses tail helps it grow?? Im confused... I like really long thick tails and my horse has a medium length and thickness to her tail sooo... if I braid it, will it help is grow??? How does that work??? Thanks! : )

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I will never wrap my horse's tail with vet wrap again. My friend wrapped my horses tail in it and when we unwrapped it had a hugh knot in so any that grew out got pulled and cut out to get the knot out

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I will never wrap my horse's tail with vet wrap again. My friend wrapped my horses tail in it and when we unwrapped it had a hugh knot in so any that grew out got pulled and cut out to get the knot out

Was it just folded up? My geldings tail is braided then looped up and back down but its not loped through his braid just folded like a ribbon would if that makes senmse. Aslo, how long was your friends in? I'm taking mine out about every 2 weeks or as soon as it looks ratty.
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