Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
I keep my horses tail in vetwrap, and I only take it down in the winter when the wrap looks like it is in sad shape or the part above the wrap looks like it is getting loose, the tail comes out nice and unbroken. I have no problems with sticky vetwrap, but it you really worry about that, all you have to do is wrap the tail bundle in cotton cloth or goss before going over it with vet wrap. I also don't put an extremely tight braid in. But, using a braid, it could be possible for some hair breakage...I haven't noticed much, but who my stallion has a pretty thick tail.
As Delgregans Way said :), I posted a picture of it in the vetwrap thread if you are curious. It is important if you do this in insect country though, that you attach a fake, baling twine tail.
Comparing tail bags and tail wraps, I am fairly opposed to bags because I have run into so many problems with them, and they are such hight maintenance. What could be interesting to see would be putting the tail in one of those braided tail bags, braiding the bagged sections, bundling that braid, and then wrapping that up for safe keeping...I don't know if that would work - the bundle might be too big??, but it seams like it would solve breakage problems from braiding, and last a while?