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    08-23-2011, 04:37 PM
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My arab has a tail that drags the ground by 9-10". I know a lot of people trim their horse's tails around the flock area around here for local shows. I don't know why an arab would have a trimmed tail, though, when the long, flowy look is very desirable.
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    08-23-2011, 04:41 PM
  #12
Weanling
Oh well it works - :) Makes it "look thicker and longer" and that's the desired result...
     
    08-23-2011, 04:45 PM
  #13
Weanling
I usually cut 50-75% down the cannon bone.
     
    08-23-2011, 05:32 PM
  #14
Green Broke
My mare's tail use to drag the ground, but was sun bleached and thin at the end. I banged it about three quarters of the way down the cannon done. It looks so much nicer! Banging tails makes them look much thicker and healthier. It also made my horse's hind quarters look better, and overall it just looked neater.
     
    08-23-2011, 10:39 PM
  #15
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Katze    
WickedNag and her mom are right. (i'm a hairdresser) Hair grows from the root, when we (hairdressers) cut off your "ends" it gets rid of the breakage and split ends, so the hair LOOKS like it's growing faster, thicker, longer. It's called hair maintenance lol. If you keep maintaining the hair, it will always be in good condition, whereas if you're a slacker, your hair, or your horses hair will always look broken, thin and weak.
nice comments from you guys. I just did another thread on Mane and Tail questions as far as the full/thick look. Sorry I guess I could have put in this thread.
     
    08-24-2011, 01:02 AM
  #16
Foal
I try to keep mine right above the feet so he doesn't back in to it and pull it out
     
    08-24-2011, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Katze    
WickedNag and her mom are right. (i'm a hairdresser) Hair grows from the root, when we (hairdressers) cut off your "ends" it gets rid of the breakage and split ends, so the hair LOOKS like it's growing faster, thicker, longer. It's called hair maintenance lol. If you keep maintaining the hair, it will always be in good condition, whereas if you're a slacker, your hair, or your horses hair will always look broken, thin and weak.
Thank you Katze :) wish you were close enough to be my hairdresser...my mom is gone and I miss having a great hair person!
     
    08-24-2011, 10:09 PM
  #18
Weanling
^ your very welcome hun. Soo sorry your mum isn't around, if I were in your neck of the woods I'd love to do your hair =)
     

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