Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
Well, I am interested in answers, too. My mare is an appy x, so her tail is far from "thick". You have to make absolutely sure there is no "issue" - like pin worms. I knew this was not the case (she did have them once as a filly), and I declared war on her tail growth about 6 mo's ago. And, I found the opposite - I comb (not brush)her tail at the roots at least once every 3 days, and, weather permitting, I message coconut oil into the roots and the hair (but my main objective is the roots), let it sit for no more than a day - and rinse it out w wetted water. All this really helped. She now has a funny looking 5-6" long "bushy" top from new grown. It will take time for it to grow to its full potential. But, like you....I am always looking for "ideas"...b/c it is a struggle!!!
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.