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    12-07-2006, 11:29 AM
  #1
mls
Trained
Tail tips?

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

Anyone want to share?
     
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    12-09-2006, 08:07 PM
  #2
Foal
I'm not sure of what you mean? What is 'putting the tail up' ?
     
    12-11-2006, 09:47 AM
  #3
mls
Trained
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)
     
    12-14-2006, 09:57 PM
  #4
Weanling
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.
     
    12-18-2006, 09:59 PM
  #5
Foal
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
     
    12-18-2006, 11:53 PM
  #6
Weanling
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 don't deal with the winter climate in California or South Carolina, haha!
     
    12-23-2006, 04:00 PM
  #7
Foal
Do that or bandage it, as usual , thenn turn it up and rebandage it , tho 4 ur cobs it prob wont b very good because the tail will b too thick wither that or plait it and turn the plait up .
     
    01-22-2007, 07:20 AM
  #8
Foal
I don't need to worry. Black tail and hair dye for sun bleaching. Accept his tail grows about an inch a fortnight, seriously.
     
    02-05-2007, 05:29 PM
  #9
Foal
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 don't 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!!
     
    02-15-2007, 03:36 AM
  #10
Foal
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 =]
     

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