|HollyBubbles ||08-06-2011 06:14 AM |
What do you do to fix and prevent sun bleached tails?
Mitch has quite a nice sun-bleached tail at the moment(I'm joking, it's horrible:lol:), I mean sure, he's a brown horse and I love brown horses, but he sure looks a lot better with his normal dark brown tail, not chestnut/sunbleached-tipped.
It's just coming into spring now, and I was hoping to let the sunbleached parts grow out through the winter (his tail started bleaching last summer when I first got him) but it never managed to grow out enough so I could cut off the yuck looking bits... His mane seems to be the fast-growing part :-| (which for me is annoying because it means I either have to spend longer pulling it, or pull it more often).
I would like the sunbleached parts to be gone before I start taking him to shows, (hopefully before december, so I do have a few months to get rid of it) but I'm not exactly sure if there even is anything I can do to get rid of it, short of dying his tail, and I don't want to put hair dye on my horse, unless of course there is a horse-safe hair dye that I haven't heard about.
-They don't sell MTG in NZ so I can't use that to make his tail grow faster.
-He doesn't have a winter cover, so even the top of his tail is bleached.
-Obviously tail bag would fix the bleaching but he's quite a master of getting things off, or getting out of things (paddocks, yards, and duct taped hoof bandages included, so a tail bag would be no match)