Achieve Thick Tails By Emily Konkel
A long, luscious tail is something that every horse owner dreams of for their horse. Although some of these thick tails may be genetic, much work is put into preserving these. If your horse has an average tail, you may be able to help it out some. Winter happens to be the perfect time to work on your horse’s tail. Here are a few tips to help you achieve the tail you’ve dreamed of!
1. Healthy hair
= thick tails – Contrary to popular belief, no amount of shampoo or conditioner is going to improve your horse’s tail. Thick, healthy tails are achieved from protein, amino acids and vitamins in a horse’s feed and forage. Proper nutrition is a MUST.
2. Don’t you dare use a hair... brush!
– Human hair brushes are NOT designed for a horse’s tail and should not be used on a tail. These brushes will break the hair and pull it out. The most idea tool to use is your hands. Put plenty of detangler in your horse’s tail and comb through it with your fingers. If this is not do-able, use a wide tooth comb.
3. Not an everyday thing
– Even though it looks nice, brushing your horse’s tail should not be an every day thing. This will pull out strands of hair that will take YEARS to re-grow.
4. Protect and serve!
– Protect that tail! If your horse is turned out, try your best to wrap it up in some way. This can be done by putting it in a tail bag or wrapping it in vet wrap. This will keep your horse from getting their tail caught in something or even chewed by one of their buddies. As you can see, achieving a beautiful tail can be easier than it looks! Take your time. Unfortunately this is not an over night thing, but if you start now you should see results by summer. Good luck!
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