When I bought my mare her tail reached her hocks... then I trimmed it and it grew down almost to her fetlocks by winter. Now that it's summer time I've been brushing her tail almost everyday with the oster mane & tail brush and washing it about once every two weeks. Now her tail is up to her hocks again and a bit thinner. I know I'm doing something wrong, lol. Just recently I read "Don't brush your horse's tail every day"... Whoops... but a dirty knotted tail drives me crazy, but I can't braid because it comes undone so easily from tail swishing at flies. We don't have a big fly problem, she's just very sensitive. My question is if I were to wash/condition, brush & braid then wrap (in vet wrap) the entire braid (without looping her tail to make it shorter), would this encourage hair growth?
Also any tips on tail growth would be great. I know coconut oil and MTG works fantastic, any homemade leave in condition recipes?