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post #1 of 11 Old 09-11-2011, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy ...Tail pewper.

Yes, thank you to his Saddlebred genes he poops in his tail.. I'm growing his tail out from the base and his dock is so thick now that its long enough that he pewps in it. I can't put vet wrap in it cause I don't know when I can and can't go out there daily to take it out and make sure it doesn't kill his tail if it gets wet, Cause I thought of wrapping the base for while like a breeding mare with vet wrap but since as said it snows and rains here I need some sort of alternative. To vet wrap- in the winter he does get a blanket and it does cover his dock so I *might* be able to do vet wrap but I just rather stick away from it if I can.
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post #2 of 11 Old 09-14-2011, 03:24 PM
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I've never had this problem but I'll try helping. How long is the tail now? Maybe you could braid it?

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post #3 of 11 Old 09-14-2011, 03:35 PM
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You can say 'poop' on this BB. That is all.....
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Ugh, I went to another BB where you couldn't say fart. Seriously? FART? Thats like a horses main hobby and it got bleeped out. I stopped going there, I like my "curse" words too much.

To the OP, the only thing I can think of is maybe to keep his tail in a tail bag? Or saran wrap? Lol. Jk. Really though, I guess you'll have to do a lot of washing.
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Ugh, I went to another BB where you couldn't say fart. Seriously? FART? Thats like a horses main hobby and it got bleeped out. I stopped going there, I like my "curse" words too much.
FART FART FART FART
I like them too much also, can so sympathize with the cursing.

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post #6 of 11 Old 09-14-2011, 04:44 PM
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We've had that problem with two of our mares. One is a QH and the other is a TWH. Especially in the winter and if we have blankets on them. We've tried tailbags but our geldings like to pull them off. We've told them they're not toys but they don't listen. We can't wash their tails in the winter because they are outdoors and we don't have a building to keep them in. We've just had to learn to live with the 'pewp' and just brush out as much as we can. It doesn't seem to bother them at all.
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lol i just said pewp for more humor then anything. lol.

His tail at the dock is long enough for him to poop (happy? lol) in, but not long enough to braid it. I thought about something like this UltraŽ Neoprene Tail Wrap in Tail Protection at Schneider Saddlery , do you think that it would help keeping it on slightly long term ish if i keep an eye out on it? Just enough for the winter for it to grow out more again and so i can actually braid it. I plan on using this method
once it starts consistantly being around 50 degree weather cause then flys will be gone

Usandpets, thats when Mayder i noticed did it cause i used to braid his tail all the time and keep it down when I was out there to let it be natual. then one day I was taking his blanket off and surprise.. =| all over my hand, so now handling horse peeewwp doesn't ruffle me xD ever.
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Vet wraps can be dodgy. If they are tight enough to stay on then they are too tight to leave on for more than 2 hours.
You could try pulling the tail? Doesn't look great but looks better than poo I suppose and keeps him clean and healthy.

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I get a kick out of new to horse people. Sometimes we'll have someone out for their first time to ride. If I'm standing next to some poop, they usually say "Look out! You're going to step..." By then I purposely step in for their reaction. I know it may be gross to some but my wife's boots get cleaned by our dogs. Crazy what dogs will eat.
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post #10 of 11 Old 09-14-2011, 10:17 PM
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Thanks for the vid Elizabeth. I am going to do that to my nags' tails this winter.
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