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    07-10-2009, 08:59 PM
Tail troubles...

Mocha, my new horse, had her tail chewed out from the other horse at the old owners place (silly pony). At the longest it's right above her hocks. It doesnt bother me that much, but I know some judges in shows don't like to see it.

So my question is, how do I get it to grow out?! What are some products that help it grow long and thick?

Thanks guys! :)

PS: Please try to keep the products cheap... "/
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    07-10-2009, 10:05 PM
Shapleys MTG will grow it out longer and thicker, always test a small spot to make sure your horse is not allergic to it first before you go rubbing it all over the tail. It is around $16 a bottle at tractor supply and one bottle lasts forever. The best thing to do is rub it on the tail bone and very very very lightly through the tail, do not soak the tail itself if you do the next step, it will turn to glue if you use to much. Then braid the tail in a loose braid staring about 2 inches below the bottom of the tail bone and roll the braid up small and vet wrap the braid ONLY. Do not vetwrap the tail bone. I usually leave them up until they look like the vet wrap is going to fall off but if you want it to go quicker, take it down once a week and redo everything. It will be slow at first but after a couple months you will see the major difference.

I had goats eat the tail off of one of my mares and it was on the ground dragging behind her and they ate it to the tailbone, they left me fuzz to work with. That was a little over a year ago and now it is almost on the ground again. That was putting MTG on it, leaving it up for 3-4 weeks, and then redoing it. Needless to say, the goats left.
This is the link to their main site http://www.shapleys.com/products_view.aspx?articleid=17
    07-11-2009, 12:58 AM
She is beautiful. :p
    07-11-2009, 04:05 PM
She's gorgeous. I would recommend MTG or infusium leave in hair condtitioner. MTG usually works much faster though but it also smells like bacon grease.
    07-11-2009, 08:26 PM
Thanks everyone!!!

I thought MTG would be best. I've never used it but I heard it works magic. I will make sure and buy some asap.

Thanks for all the comments on her. She is an amazing mare, really special to me. :)

I will make sure and try that, THANK YOU!
    07-11-2009, 11:55 PM
I have have MTG onhand as it is good for alot of things.
    07-12-2009, 01:12 AM
Green Broke
MTG! Works really well.
Your new pony is SO pretty BTW.

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