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post #1 of 5 Old 06-05-2012, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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Tail Growth

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?
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-06-2012, 02:17 AM
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I have found that the no brushing, keep in a braid method is the the best method for growing a tail, which I actually need to do with my girl as I have been lax about the braid, and her tail seems to be shorter. I use three or four ponytail bands that my daughters use in their hair, and I space them about an inch apart on the bottom of the tail. They don't seem to come loose like other bands do. Good luck!
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post #3 of 5 Old 06-06-2012, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Alright! Thank you for the advice :)

Anyone else have any tail tips?
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-06-2012, 01:19 PM
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When you wrap the tail, roll the tail up on itself, then when wraping, add some bailing twine. The twine makes a fly swatter.
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-06-2012, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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Great idea! I dunno why I didn't think of that, lol
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