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tails...to brush or not to brush

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    View Poll Results: how often do you brush your horse's tail?
    everyday 18 28.13%
    just before a show 5 7.81%
    occasionally/ when i feel like it 37 57.81%
    never 4 6.25%
    Voters: 64. You may not vote on this poll

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        11-25-2008, 02:00 AM
    I pretty much never brush his tail, I might occasionaly do it before a show but not usually.
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        11-25-2008, 02:19 AM
    I give my geldings tail a quick once-over when I groom him before riding. I also check for any tangles/knots/debris that may be caught in there. I ALWAYS add a bit of Cowboy Magic and always brush out his mane.

    I usually do a full half an hour to hour tail grooming every now and then after baths in the summer and only occasionally in the winter. Before shows it would also be fully brushed as well ^^
        11-25-2008, 09:52 AM
    My mares tail gets washed once a month and it is maintained in a braid in a tailbag. I bursh her tail out every 2 days. I take her tail out or the braid when I excersise her. When it is braided I also keep leave in conditioner on it. By keeping her tail like this I have no knots!!!! All I have to do is simply brush; her tail is really healthy and has grown thus far.....
        11-25-2008, 10:26 AM
    That is everyday in the summer when I groom...but now its gets dark sooner and im lucky if I get my stalls done daily.
        11-25-2008, 05:46 PM
    I brush Out Law`s tail every time I go to the barn like 2- 3 times a week. His tail is shortish and a little thin so I might wrap it.
        11-30-2008, 06:21 PM
    I brush Sally's tail whenever I see her. In the summer I use conditionner/detangler stuff and it works great!
        12-01-2008, 11:34 AM
    My show horses' tails stay up in bags, so they get brushed and sprayed liberally with Healthy Hair Care (or pink stuff, as I call it) about every 2-3 weeks.

    The broodmares get their's brushed whenever I feel like it/when I remember.
        12-01-2008, 01:13 PM
    I brush my horses tails just about every time I groom them. The tail is one of my favorite things to brush! Lol
        12-05-2008, 11:51 PM
    I hate brushing Twende's tail. My mom likes to do it, so when she comes out, she'll brush it out sometimes... His tail is just so thick and so LONG...it almost touches the ground and is just so, so thick that I don't have enough time or patience to brush it all the way out.
        12-05-2008, 11:57 PM
    I used to fully comb it out every time I rode, but I started to notice that it was thinning out a fair bit - and she used to have a beautiful lush tail.

    Now I only do it occassionally, and when I do, I do it the "proper" way, by taking each lock at a time and using a body brush to detangle it all. Takes a lot more time than a comb or stiffer brush, but it's worth it!

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