Banging Horses Tail
Winter is coming and I have a mare who’s tail gets nasty. Canadian winters (-30įc and a lot of snow) usually I keep her tail banged about mid cannon bone to keep it out if the way so she‘s not step on it.
- 1st year, I just left it and it always had huge ice/pee balls. When i’d take her to the heated indoor arena for a ride it would thaw and be a sticky, dirty, smelly mess... just nasty!
- 2nd year, I washed it monthly and bagged it with a tailboot. It worked well, kept it clean and it was touching the ground by spring. However, twice she had caught it on something and pulled out hair (about a pens thickness) so it was long but thinner.
Lately, I’ve been considering just cutting it off around her hock and seeing how that goes LoL
She does not show, lives outside 24/7, and only once it snows (no bugs). She’s blessed with good hair and it will grow back.
Does anyone else do this or am I crazy?