We are looking to purchase a good been there done that horse for my 9 year old daughter and have found one we love. He handles like a dream, no bad habits, etc. He is a gorgeous horse also but for some reason his tail is cut off. The person says their grandkids cut it off. My question is, how long does it take for horses main and tail to grow back? Is there anything I can do to help nourish it to speed up growth.it is visibly unappealing but the main concern is the area we live in is fly haven and I am wondering about it being able to swat flies.