What are some tricks that you guys used to make a tail thicker? Thanks in advance:)
Bedhead already gave you the main thing. There's nothing you can do about that. This sort of question comes up regularly. You can select a breed that is known for growing the kind of hair you want, but even that is not a sure thing.
You can look at the following link (a different thread, similar question) for more detail I gave on horses hair: https://www.horseforum.com/horse-groo...9/#post7327018
The main thing to take from my post there:
** "1. The horse's diet. For diet the best you can do is give them a optimum healthy diet with proper amounts and ratios (ratio is important) of minerals, amino acids and vitamins (remove all grain or any type from the diet. Grain has never been a natural part of a horses diet and is not good for their hind gut).
2. How you treat the hair. You can spend too much money (in this case any is too much) on things like MTG and just be poorer for the effort. There are things better for the horse's hair and less expensive. I use coconut oil. It's better for the hair, doesn't have to be rinsed out, just as good for detangling, cost much less, available at any grocery store and smells a LOT nicer
. Take the time to work out tangles with the hair oiled using your finger. That can cut down on damage and it detangles pretty easily.
3. (the one thing that make the most difference and you have no control over) Genetics is the number 1 item determining what your horse will have for main/tail/forelock. How fast, thick or long it will grow is determined by genetics. I don't baby my horse's tails and I have to trim it up because they'll step on it after few months of growth. It picks up limbs and drags them when we're bushwhacking." **
Item 2 can help you get it longer (up to a point), but that's only by reducing the amount that gets pulled out or broken. Thus maximizing whatever growth, at whatever speed, that horse's genetics allows (which can be pretty slow with some horses).