Tails!
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

Tails!

This is a discussion on Tails! within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • How to get cucker burrs outta horses man and tail

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-06-2010, 12:57 AM
  #1
Weanling
Tails!

My new guy Archy is a Standard bred - Appalossa. He has NO mane and BARELY a tail, maybe about 5 inches after the tail bone. Now, I know that many Appys don't really have a tail or mane (which I think right now is sweet! No burrs!) but I would like to make his tail look alittle better. Any cures I can try out? It will also be a way of getting him use to me standing behind him as he hates it when I'm outta sight.



Best pic showing his tail currently.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    10-06-2010, 10:16 PM
  #2
Weanling
Many people of this forum use a product called MTG. I've heard it is amazing for growing new manes and tails.

I have been loosely french braiding down my horse's tailbones down to the end of the tail (leaving a switch for flies). It helps to keep the hair from breaking off from whisking flies away--not sure how well it would help with growing new hair though. With a braided tail you don't have to brush it out very often (every week or two), so you can minimize breakage.

Make sure you stand as close to him as you can when working with his tail, especially if he doesn't like it. It is much better to get shoved with their hock than to receive a full blown kick!

I got lucky with my Appaloosa in the hair and hoof department--his mane is past the bottom of his neck, and his tail is full to below his fetlocks. It must all be in his genes!
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
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:

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tails yellowhorse Horse Grooming 12 07-31-2009 11:45 AM
Cut tails? FGRanch Horse Grooming 16 07-14-2009 10:35 PM
Tails! SallyRC123 Horse Grooming 9 05-31-2009 11:10 PM
Let's see those tails! TwendeHaraka Horse Pictures 25 03-12-2009 08:05 PM
Let's see those tails My2Geldings Horse Pictures 1 11-10-2008 11:36 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0