I have an AQH gelding who all winter I have been keeping his tail up in a literal crew sock and electrical taped into a bundle. It is very similar to the vet wrapping method of putting up a tail except it is much cheaper and easier. However, with summer rolling in and flies starting to emerge, I was looking for another way to keep his tail in good condition while also allowing him to have a fly swatter. In a month we are headed to my summer job where he is a trail guiding horse and will be running out in rough country, so I need something that will be tough. He is not destructive in the slightest and will not allow other horses close enough to tear anything out of his tail, I am just more concerned with all the sage brush and greenery getting caught up in anything. I have also contemplated just leaving it in a braid down but I do not know how well that would preserve his tail. Any thoughts and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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