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post #11 of 17 Old 03-10-2012, 09:24 PM
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I am going to have to try some of these suggestions. Got an OTTB and he has the thickest mane I have ever see...it's took me forever to pull. But his tail is a whole other story, it's short and wispy. I already put him on Smart Omega Ultra and he's on a complete feed instead of sweet feed. So we shall see!

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post #12 of 17 Old 03-12-2012, 10:33 AM
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My horse came to me with most of his tail lopped off, I was told it was cut off to be sold since he was going to slaughter.

Coconut oil has been mentioned... I love the stuff! I massage in coconut oil a few times a week and carefully comb it through, I can tell it will be a heck of a tail when it grows back because it is very thick and even has some curl to it.
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You can spend all the money in the world feed the horse all the correct things and do every thing correctly and if the horse does not have the genetices to grow a long thick tail it will not make any difference.
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I am finding that mixing baby shampoo and water together in a spray bottle helps. I drench my Arabian's main and tail in it, and makes the hair soft. I also massage in MTG at the roots once a week, to much makes it gross. And rub in mass amounts of Cowboy Magic detangle.conditioner into his mane and tail. Massaging the roots and protein is what my hair stylist tells me works for human hair and is sorta helping me with my arabain so far.
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Originally Posted by nrhareiner View Post
You can spend all the money in the world feed the horse all the correct things and do every thing correctly and if the horse does not have the genetices to grow a long thick tail it will not make any difference.
No, sadly you are right about that.
But keeping the hairs mosterized DOES make for a fuller tail. When moisturized the hairs expand to soak up the moisture; thus giving a "thicker" look.... Plus the moisturize is healthy
I wish i had a magic formula to grow out any tail though... I'd be a millionair LOL
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post #16 of 17 Old 03-13-2012, 10:19 AM
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mine have lovely tails. i keep all the horses tails brushed. i use a mane and tail specific brush, start carefully from the bottom and work up. apply mtg on any knots and the roots once a week, brush 2-3 times a week. my appy filly had nothing but a fuzzy stub when i got her, now its down to her hocks, we also have a thoroughbred weanling that now has a thick tale down past his hocks and a 6-8" mane.
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post #17 of 17 Old 03-13-2012, 11:50 AM
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I braid and bag my mare's tail and hers is thick from the top to the end and is very long. If you bag it tho you have to take it down every week to two weeks and redo it so it doesn't get so matted and tangled from swishing it and then break when you try to take it down. Also make sure you use lots of conditioner (whatever kind you prefer) that will help it to stay moisturized which will also help keep it from breaking. Hope this helps! :)

This is the most recent picture of my mare's tail...not the best one but just thought I'd show what hers looks like.
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