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post #1 of 19 Old 04-24-2010, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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ways to grow tail longer

so i posted before about some ways to bring back my mares tail since the old owners had no brains and cut it off because it was"too knotted" and i was told mtg would be good but i was reading about it and you can't let your horse in the sun with it on and thats impossible to avoid where i live and am going to be boarding as we don't have a barn just a lean to and its almost summer here so it will be even more impossible to use it because it gets so hot here(up to 115 and above) so i was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions i will be keeping her tail braided most the time but is there anything that can help like a supplement or conditioner/shampoo of any kind
heres her tail

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post #2 of 19 Old 04-24-2010, 11:28 AM
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My appy/draft gelding rubbed some tail off last year before he came to me. (most his mane, too) I used MTG over the winter - I'd apply it to the tail bone, leave it over night while he was stalled, and rinse it out in the morning. Kept his tail braided pretty much all winter, taking the braid out to brush every other day and re-braid. It was slower going than when you can just leave mtg on, but still grew in faster than just time alone. He has a nice full tail that reaches about 3/4 down past his hocks now.


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post #3 of 19 Old 04-24-2010, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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would this work if i did it on the weekends only since i cant drive and wont have a ride there every morning and night during the week??

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post #4 of 19 Old 04-24-2010, 05:20 PM
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If MTG isn't an option for you, then just find a good shampoo and conditioner to use. Maybe a leave in conditioner as well. Give it a good wash and condition about once a week (not too often or you take away essential oils). Keep it braided and in a tail bag if possible at all times. Just unbraid it, wash/condition, then allow it to completely dry before braiding it again. Whatever you do, don't brush it because that will cause the strands to break and make it take longer to grow. If it ends up with a knot, use either baby oil, show sheen, or some other detangler and pick it out with your fingers.

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post #5 of 19 Old 04-24-2010, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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smrobs-thanks that helps alot
what would you suggest for a good sampoo/cond.
i want it to thicken as well as grow longer if possible

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That I can't help you with LOL. I actually don't shampoo my horses more than maybe once a year so I just get the normal stuff like mane and tail. I am sure there are products out there for thickening and lengthening......probably.

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alright thanks anyways

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Go to like target and get human shampoo made for growth or thickening. My horse was rubbing his tail making it all dry and frizzy and I used pantene moisturizing shampoo and it helped a ton.
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MTG! That stuff is amazing..Just put it on like at night or something..You only have to put it on once a week, so thats pretty nice..And it really does work
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post #10 of 19 Old 07-15-2010, 02:15 PM
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I am sure there are products out there for thickening and lengthening......probably.
Hair is hair. Chemicals will not alter how thick it is. Nothing will make it grow faster.

The best thing you can do is keep the pores clean to allow blood supply for optimum advantage.
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