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post #21 of 27 Old 03-06-2009, 12:50 AM
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Lol... I never realized how extensive these tail procedures were. My pony is lucky to have hers brushed out three or four times a year (though I always do it with conditioner and finger-combing). If nothing else, she has too much tail. I have to trim it up every few weeks to keep it from dragging, and when I do brush it out, it poofs.
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post #22 of 27 Old 03-06-2009, 06:55 AM
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On my horses if i leave the conditioner in for a while the hair starts to fall out:(
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post #23 of 27 Old 03-06-2009, 09:03 AM
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Braiding/bagging too tightly can cause breakage. I usually don't even braid mine, except for just before a show to give it some body. About once a week (twice a week if it's really dry) I'll put some Xtreme Designs Moisturizing Conditioner on it (it's herbal, has a sunscreen in it to protect color, and it smells great!), and then I use Xtreme Designs Silky Shine & Detangler if it sticks together when I comb it out with my fingers. I never use a comb/brush on the tail. It causes alot of breakage. It takes a little bit of time, but if you use your fingers to 'comb' and separate the strands, it doesn't do the damage that a brush or comb can, plus, doing it this way really makes it look full. I have full, thick tails without braiding. I just trim the ends every couple of weeks when it starts to drag the ground.


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post #24 of 27 Old 03-06-2009, 10:36 AM
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i use a comb or brush but i start at the bottom and work my way up, in very small increments ... and only brush when its clean ... also you can brush when it's wet with the conditioner in it while you are washing- i do that too- again starting at the bottom..

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post #25 of 27 Old 03-06-2009, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by kchfuller View Post
i have found that too much conditioner or "oily" stuff makes too slippery ... so be aware of that- otherwise it stays great for me, also if you can get someone to help you i have found that i get a tighter braid .. good luck!
i realized that i said tighter braid .. i meant get it on there good and at the right spot :)

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post #26 of 27 Old 05-22-2009, 02:27 PM
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I tryed wraping my horses tail for a few months for let it grow longer and fuller. It ended up thinner and shorter. I prefer not to wrap horses tail. A horses tail is ment for a purpose and wrapping it up is not that purpose. If you do, make sure that you are getting the results that you want so that you dont have the same problem that I had

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post #27 of 27 Old 05-22-2009, 02:49 PM
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Be careful about leave-in conditioners because they can clog pores. He may have gotten his tail caught in something
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