The worlds longest tail - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 91 Old 11-14-2011, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2011
Location: In your closet.
Posts: 1,786
• Horses: 2
The worlds longest tail

Ookay, we have had this Appy coming on a year now, his previous owners said that he has never had a mane, nor tail, and never will. And, now that we have him, I see what they mean. He will not, for the life of him grow a mane or tail. He is what they call a "Broom stick tail" or "Rat tail". He refuses to grow a mane, it always looks like a mohawk, or as I say, donkey mane. And his tail looks like a opossums tail... Its rather ugly. And natural, and nothing seems to make it grow. Is their anything, that will grow out a naturally short mane and tail? Oh, might I mention that MTG doesnt work on him either... :roll:

Oh, might I add that he is on a good diet. And as far as what the vet said, he isn't lacking anything.

Im stumped.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Rusty jumping and Taz 022.jpg (98.7 KB, 1177 views)
File Type: jpg 030.jpg (91.6 KB, 1054 views)
File Type: jpg 005.jpg (98.7 KB, 1110 views)
izzynella likes this.

E v e r y horse is good for something. You dont throw a whole life away just cause he's banged up a little...

Last edited by Gallop On; 11-14-2011 at 10:22 PM.
Gallop On is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 91 Old 11-14-2011, 10:24 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,648
• Horses: 6
Can't fight genetics.
bubba13 is offline  
post #3 of 91 Old 11-14-2011, 10:30 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Nor Cal.
Posts: 226
• Horses: 0
I think it may be an appy thing- I met an appy over the weekend who has the SAME thing! Owner can't get it to grow and has tried everything!

The well-known saying “chestnut mare, beware!” is not completely without foundation. Some go further and add “chestnut Thoroughbred mare, beware!”
jumpingrules92 is offline  
post #4 of 91 Old 11-14-2011, 10:31 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Johnson Creek, WI
Posts: 444
• Horses: 4
I think his mane is kinda cute! The tail on the other hand...
MySerenity is offline  
post #5 of 91 Old 11-14-2011, 10:58 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 3,246
• Horses: 2
Horses can only reach a certain length of hair; their genetics will only allow the hair to grow so long. It's different in every horse. Some have genetic potential for very long manes. Some, like your Appy, have only the genetic potential for a rat tail and barely-there mane.

I, for one, think it's super cute. I LOVE rat tailed Appies. <3
Brighteyes is offline  
post #6 of 91 Old 11-14-2011, 11:00 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 2,841
• Horses: 0
dont worry, my app has a mane and tail that isnt HORRIBLE....but it doesnt really grow either. its an appaloosa thing.

Star Buster SNC "Buster"- Haflinger Gelding.
Rupert- Belgian John Mule
Cowgirls Boots is offline  
post #7 of 91 Old 11-14-2011, 11:02 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 751
• Horses: 0
The mane is really cute on him. Get some tail extensions for him =D
redape49 is offline  
post #8 of 91 Old 11-14-2011, 11:03 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Florida, GA line
Posts: 1,249
• Horses: 2
My coffee almost made contact with the keyboard. Very unique look he has going on there.
lacyloo is offline  
post #9 of 91 Old 11-15-2011, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2011
Location: In your closet.
Posts: 1,786
• Horses: 2
Haha, thank you for all of your comments (: Yes, its a very unique look, (To me its ugly) but its a pain in the butt when fly season is here... So I suppose I should give up trying to make it grow?

E v e r y horse is good for something. You dont throw a whole life away just cause he's banged up a little...
Gallop On is offline  
post #10 of 91 Old 11-15-2011, 09:04 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 4,015
• Horses: 2
Wow! Ive honestly never seen a rat tail to that extent before!!! To be honest, I think its kind of the lines of so ugly its cute look! I can see how it would bother you though...good luck making it grow! If you find anything that seems to before and after pics of the progress!!
csimkunas6 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How large is your stall and whats the longest your horse has been stalled at a time? Goose Horse Talk 12 02-06-2011 10:56 PM
Is anyone going to App Worlds? aforred Horse Shows 0 09-17-2010 06:44 PM
Longest name or tail. morganshow11 Horse Contests 0 07-01-2009 12:58 PM
Video of World's Longest Limo marhlfld General Off Topic Discussion 0 01-13-2008 09:39 PM
longest ride? tracey777 Horse Talk 10 11-28-2007 10:32 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome