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post #11 of 17 Old 09-15-2009, 02:19 AM
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It can be risky to keep a tail bag on in pasture as they can rub it and get tangled. Braiding for long periods of time can damage the hair. If I were you I would just let it loose.
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How can braiding damage the hair? I've always heard that braiding was like... the best thing in the world...

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post #13 of 17 Old 09-15-2009, 01:30 PM
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How can braiding damage the hair? I've always heard that braiding was like... the best thing in the world...
If they are switching bugs, chances are they are doing damage and breaking tail hairs if you have the tail braided 100% of the time and not using a conditioner.
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You can use a nylon tail bag with a snap, instead of braiding or tying the bag in. It's a little more safe and it's what I use.
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post #15 of 17 Old 09-19-2009, 09:17 AM
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How can braiding damage the hair? I've always heard that braiding was like... the best thing in the world...
If you leave in the braid for too long or tie it too tight you can damage the hair. I use Cowboy Magic Leave In Conditioner...its amazing...I even use it for my own hair. This winter I'm gonna braid and bag my horse's tail, but we show and her tail is thick but short. She's outside 24/7 unless the weather is bad then she's in, but I check on her almost everyday but her pasture only like 2 acres or something.

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post #16 of 17 Old 09-19-2009, 09:45 AM
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I'm bagging my gelding's tail this winter. But yes, even just braiding helps. Make sure you take the braid out once a week, thoroughly brush it, and condition it before putting it back up. I've done that all through this past summer, and his tail now drags on the ground about an inch. I show him in Arabs, so I want a long thick tail, that's why I'm putting it up this winter. But if you're not showing, I wouldn't really worry about it.

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post #17 of 17 Old 09-21-2009, 02:42 PM
 
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Even trail horses have the right to be pretty horses but keeping tailbgs on can be a pain as weel as dammageing. i actually use my old tube socks when i want to keep a horses tail up. I tear a piece of old sheet like a ribbon and braid the tail from right below the bone and braid it and tye it up then cut the tube sock top so i can tye it on it hould be right below the tail bone. DO ONT TYE ANYTHING ON THE TAIL BONE YOU CUT OF THE CIRRCLTION THEN YOU LOOSE ALL THE TAIL. the tube sock tears easily and will usally fall off if caught in anything. but keep in mind you have to remove take out the bagged tail everyweek condtion finger brush it then do it agin. so its also time consuming. you might alo try added flaxseed to his diet its really good for growing hair, purina ampliy supplemnt already s it in it. beauitufl manes and tails start from then inside then out. sorry i tend to rable. bye for now.
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