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post #1 of 19 Old 05-27-2010, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
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Wavy Tail?

Do some horses just have wavy tails and some don't?

I ask because my horse Buzz has slight waves in his tail, where as my friends horses have straight. Is it like how some people have curly hair and straight hair.
Or am I overlooking something and is it a sign saying something is wrong?
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post #2 of 19 Old 05-27-2010, 08:08 AM
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Exactly! Sometimes it goes along breed lines, sometimes its just chance. My gelding is a Kentucky Mountain horse and has a wavy, thick mane and tail that get dreds,lol. His half brother's is completely straight and smooth.
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Both of my appies have wavy tails. They are a total pain to keep from having dreadlocks.
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post #4 of 19 Old 05-27-2010, 02:10 PM
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My Missouri fox trotters have both wavy mane and tails. I agree with it having something to do with the breed lines, or something similar.
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post #5 of 19 Old 05-27-2010, 02:52 PM
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My Appaloosa has a long wavy tail, while all my other horses have straight tails...
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post #6 of 19 Old 05-27-2010, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Ok good lol, my tb has a wavy tail just making sure it was normal :)
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post #7 of 19 Old 05-27-2010, 09:23 PM
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My appy cross gelding and my shire cross colt both have very wavy tails, while my paint cross mare and my pony mare both have stick straight tails. All four have very full, beautiful tails, (well. Claymore's will be once it finishes growing out anyways. The top half is!) and I find only that the wavy tails take a little more care and application of products to keep brushed out or they go into spirals.

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Gracie's tail is very curly. If I don't brush it out every day, it takes a ton of Show Sheen to untangle it all. It turns into dreadlocks. o_O

There is also a difference in texture. Between my two horses, I have three textures, haha. Ricci's white hair is very soft, Gracie's a little less soft, and Ricci's black hair is wiry like a wired hair dog. I find it very interesting.

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post #9 of 19 Old 05-27-2010, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind View Post
Both of my appies have wavy tails. They are a total pain to keep from having dreadlocks.
I snorted when I read this! So very true. Both of my appies have very wavy spirally tails, and yup, you're right it is a pain! Maybe I should just let the "dreadlocks" take over! Wouldn't that look cool! LOL!

Just remembered that when T's winter coat get wet it's very wavy too. Interesting, wonder if there is some curly horse mixed in somewhere?

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post #10 of 19 Old 05-28-2010, 03:27 PM
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my horse has waves in her mane and some in her tail. If I comb it she gets all fro-ed out so I put conditioner in it to lay it down. She is like me. I have curly hair and have to put a lot of product in my hair...lol
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