Tail tips? - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 17 Old 12-07-2006, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
mls
Trained
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MN
Posts: 5,464
• Horses: 3
Tail tips?

Good time of year for tips up putting those tails up to grow over winter.

Anyone want to share?
mls is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 Old 12-09-2006, 08:07 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NY
Posts: 32
• Horses: 0
I'm not sure of what you mean? What is 'putting the tail up' ?
OhSnapItsRoxy is offline  
post #3 of 17 Old 12-11-2006, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
mls
Trained
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MN
Posts: 5,464
• Horses: 3
Washing, wrapping or bagging! We have several light colored horses. Tails get YUCKY during the winter. (We believe in as much turn out as possible)
mls is offline  
post #4 of 17 Old 12-14-2006, 09:57 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Australia baby!! Wouldn't live anywhere else!
Posts: 522
• Horses: 0
i guess you should bag your horses tail, or cut it so its a bit shorter. I don't know, i am lucky to have a black tail on my horse lol.
sparky is offline  
post #5 of 17 Old 12-18-2006, 09:59 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1
• Horses: 0
you can use tail knots. I've done it and it helps shorten the length of the tail without cutting it so it doesn't drag on the ground and keeps it fairly tangle free. You need to take them out every few days though. I will try to attach a link to a web page with pictures of how to do it. I hope it helps. I also put a good conditioner in the tail before putting in the knots

http://www.equisearch.com/horses_car...606/index.html
Blackjack040 is offline  
post #6 of 17 Old 12-18-2006, 11:53 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Horatio, SC
Posts: 743
• Horses: 8
Hey hun!

My best advice would be to just bag it normally, but it would be wise to keep some show-sheen or similar detangler around. I'd unbag it weekly and re-braid it to ensure it doesnt mat up =) Perhaps even condition it monthly (even though it may be too cold for a full bath, just wash the tail =) )

I usually keep my horses tails unbagged though =) But then again, i dont deal with the winter climate in California or South Carolina, haha!

-Skippy! The Wonder Horse!
http://www.thewonderhorse.com
Skippy! is offline  
post #7 of 17 Old 12-23-2006, 04:00 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 29
• Horses: 0
do that or bandage it, as usual , thenn turn it up and rebandage it , tho 4 ur cobs it prob wont b very good cuz the tail will b too thick wither that or plait it and turn the plait up .
sammiwhiskers2k6 is offline  
post #8 of 17 Old 01-22-2007, 07:20 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 32
• Horses: 0
I don't need to worry. Black tail and hair dye for sun bleaching. Accept his tail grows about an inch a fortnight, seriously.
Kaiya is offline  
post #9 of 17 Old 02-05-2007, 05:29 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Grants, New Mexico
Posts: 8
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skippy!
Hey hun!

My best advice would be to just bag it normally, but it would be wise to keep some show-sheen or similar detangler around. I'd unbag it weekly and re-braid it to ensure it doesnt mat up =) Perhaps even condition it monthly (even though it may be too cold for a full bath, just wash the tail =) )

I usually keep my horses tails unbagged though =) But then again, i dont deal with the winter climate in California or South Carolina, haha!
Where in South Carolina? Im originally from Columbia (or Irmo) SC.

My mare has a really nice long, thick, tail and my gelding has a really short tail from a horse at a previous barn "chewing it off" so the barn manager told me....what is the best way to keep them wrapped and growing? my Tail wrap never stays on!!
ClassyAvitar is offline  
post #10 of 17 Old 02-15-2007, 03:36 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 4
• Horses: 0
Theres a lot posted so if I say something someone else has already said sorry.

My horses tails are black. But I treat them like their white, because my little boy is a rubber.
Every week I wash their tails[shampoo-condition-small amount of baby oil] and French braid them, that keeps the top of the tail from breaking. If your horse is in a stall you can get a tail bag, and tie that into the tail. But I don't recommend that if your horse is a pasture, because they tend to fall out or get ripped out. So I'd use old pantie hose, or an old tube sock. [Depending on the length of your horses tail.

Also when your washing, if it's cold to use the wash racks or you keep your horses at your house, you can use Cowboy magics shower in a bottle and a small amount of your horses conditioner. =] That way your horses toshey doesn't get all wet and cold =]
ChoicePretenes is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome