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post #1 of 15 Old 12-14-2008, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Wrapping tail..winter/MTG!

Okay well I cut chance's tail and for some reason its taking a while to grow back SO i've been soaking it with MTG at the dock.. then throwing a blanket on her and the tail flap covers the dock over tail...

I bought some vet wrap.. and I was thinking about starting to wrap her tail when I know im not going to be there for 2 days.

.... what do you think?? Good idea.. not so good.. would you wrap your horses tail in the winter????

When should I change the vet wrap...? I only have 2 rolls..

Im not going to wrap the dock of course.
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post #2 of 15 Old 12-14-2008, 08:58 PM
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I don`t wrap tails for winter. I would change it about every two days.
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post #3 of 15 Old 12-15-2008, 12:27 AM
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well you know that I wrap my horses' tails for the winter. And I might just do it year round (not sure though)

I MTG the tail, braid it, then vet wrap it. They've been up for... a couple weeks now and they're still in great shape. I only re-do them when they look like they're on their last leg.

I also don't mess with it when it's up. I don't brush it, I don't re-apply MTG, I just leave it.
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Be sure not to wrap ANY part of the tailbone.
It can cut off circulation and they can fall off.
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post #5 of 15 Old 12-15-2008, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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oh gosh yeah I wont be wapping to close to the bone. And I think ill give the tail wrapping a try and ill see how it goes!
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post #7 of 15 Old 12-16-2008, 12:35 PM
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I just got some MTG and I wrapped and braided his tail. I had a tail bag so I put that on and weaved it through his other braid. The bag wont be coming off for like 2 weeks except for when I put on more MTG and conditioner

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well you know that I wrap my horses' tails for the winter. And I might just do it year round (not sure though)

I MTG the tail, braid it, then vet wrap it. They've been up for... a couple weeks now and they're still in great shape. I only re-do them when they look like they're on their last leg.

I also don't mess with it when it's up. I don't brush it, I don't re-apply MTG, I just leave it.
Ditto. I MTG (make sure you put some onto your horses roots and rub it in) braid and vet wrap. I also leave the vet wrap in for a while. I think I left Cresccendos in for about a month and had no problems with it coming off or when I took it off.

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post #9 of 15 Old 12-23-2008, 09:57 PM
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Since I've learned MTG causes burns when exposed to the sun, I refuse to even consider vet wrapping my horse's tail with that stuff. I currently have a bottle which I'm going to finish but it's also going to be my last one.

What you could use safely tho, is wash and condition your horse's tail and leave in conditioner in the tail THEN vet wrap it. That's what they draft horse breeders do for showing to grow in a super thick tail. I don't know if I have pics anymore of the before and afters when using conditioner but I will try to post some.
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post #10 of 15 Old 12-23-2008, 10:02 PM
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I use MTG and then wrap the tail and leave it up for anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks, take it down for a few hours and redo the MTG and rewrap the tail. I only apply MTG when it is getting dark out and that way by the next morning it should be soaked in and will not burn the horse.

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