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    12-20-2011, 10:48 AM
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Foal
Tail chewed off by a colt :(

I sent my 5 yr old gelding to a trainer this fall, and he tied him up to the fence for some post-time after training and went to do some other things. The horse next to him got loose and ended up chewing off the tail of my horse :(. So sad. I had it almost to the ground. The trainer felt absolutely horrible about it and wanted to refund all my money, but I made him keep half of it since he did ride him and even shoe'd him for me. I washed and conditioned it and kept it wrapped while he was in by himself after I got him back, but now that he's been turned out with the cows, it's just too hard to do that every day. Any supplements or sprays that would help it grow through the winter? I've tried to just let him go and not brush it or anything to hopefully keep from breaking it for a while.
     
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    12-20-2011, 11:34 AM
  #2
Foal
I used to give my horse Grand Meadows brand "Grand Coat". I'm not sure if it helps with tail growth but maybe worth a shot? I've also heard that rubbing MTG (found in alot of feed/tack stores) into the base of the mane or tail every day helps growth. Babies are so mouthy, lol. There was one horse where I board, that got it's tail completely chewed down to a few strands by a filly. :/
     
    12-20-2011, 11:35 AM
  #3
Foal
I used to give my horses Grand Meadow brand "Grand Coat". I'm not sure if it would help with the tail as well, but it might be worth a shot? Also, I've heard that rubbin MTG (found in alot of feed and tack stores) into the base of the mane or tail every day helps with growth.
     
    12-20-2011, 12:02 PM
  #4
Yearling
MTG only goes in once a week. Not every day. It usually stays in pretty well. I use it on my yearling because I want him to have a long gorgeous mane and tail when he gets older =)
     
    12-20-2011, 01:18 PM
  #5
Foal
Sorry, I didnt mean to post twice.
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    12-21-2011, 10:14 AM
  #6
Foal
Thanks guys. I have the MTG, which I usually do during the Spring & Summer...but I just didn't seem to see THAT much of a difference with it?! I also worried about the smell attracting flies. I'll look into the "Grand Goat" to see what I can find out ;)
     
    12-26-2011, 09:44 PM
  #7
Weanling
I would suggest keeping a tail bag on when it gets longer... I found some products that seems like it would work. Depends how much you want to spend to get a great tail :)
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