It was over a year ago that my mare, Ricci, ripped off the black part of her tail, and I mean ripped it out from the roots. For the last six months or so, I've been using MTG on her tail, as well as corn oil in her grain. So in these, 17 months, her tail really hasn't grown much.
This is the best picture I have of her tail, taken within the last few weeks. The black is what has grown, she hardly ripped any white out, I just cut the white part to match. The black part is approximately 6 yo 8 inches long.
Now I'm concerned, because Gracie was born around the same time Ricci ripped her beautiful tail off, and Gracie's tail is more than twice as long as Ricci's. I don't have any good pictures that show Gracie's tail, but you can kind of see it here, where it ends at her hocks, and it was taken over a month ago. I just washed and conditioned her tail today, and it is now half way to her fetlock.
So why isn't Ricci's tail growing? What else can I be doing for it? She gets fed alfalfa hay, timothy pellets, beet pulp, along with garlic powder and corn oil, she has access to a trace mineral block. She gets MTG put on it once a week, and when I brush her tail, none of her hairs break off. It never even gets tangled in the pasture. The hair that has grown is thick and shiiny and obviously very healthy. How long does it take for a tail to grow to it's full length? I just want my mare to have her long, thick, beautiful tail back. =[