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post #11 of 16 Old 12-18-2018, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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That's really interesting eh! then not only do you have what goes from country to country, but then disciplines. Tho Horselovinguy you make a good point in that sticking to the breed standard is what is good suggestion to go by especially with our horses. We do a lot of different things with out ours without "specializing" in one main discipline so it's hard to make a decision as to what "guidelines" is the most proper to follow-which is where my dilemma really started. I think the safe answer really is going to come down to the breed standard. Very interesting conversation.
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post #12 of 16 Old 12-18-2018, 07:29 PM
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As a western person it seems the fashion for what I do, bang at the fetlock.
I do have a mare who doesn't grow much of a tail and it looks like it gets thinned to the hocks like green mentioned. It actually looks good on her because she's the old school bulldog looking QH. Haha!

When I'm out in the brush, mud I'll put a knot in them or my sorrel horse's tail is always braided or in a boot anyhow.
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post #13 of 16 Old 12-18-2018, 07:48 PM
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Its really up to you. Rather good condition over length. Long tails would look quite nice in a parade. Cutting it could also actually hide certain things at the bottom of the tail if it isn't washed frequently or kept in nice condition.

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post #14 of 16 Old 12-18-2018, 09:18 PM
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I don't want my mares stepping on their tails, so that is when i cut them back a few inches. You can grow out a tail to drag the ground but you have to braid and bag it. Too much work!
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post #15 of 16 Old 12-18-2018, 09:37 PM
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I have a 2.5 year old Friesian X, and I never trim her tail. It is braided and bagged because it touches the ground.

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post #16 of 16 Old 12-19-2018, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Appreciate the feedback guys, thank you so much.
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