Does your horse have an embarrassing tail?

We all have or know of the horse with a pathetic tail. Usually found in Appaloosa horse but also in horses who have rubbed them out or had them chewed off. This will help your tail troubles and keep your horse comfortable in fly season!

First of all have fun with this, you’ll need a hair tie or rubber band, vet wrap of your choice and bailing twine.

Braid the tail, roll the tail up through the braid at the top then wrap with vet wrap. Bring the wrap through the same hole you brought the braid through. This keeps the wrap on. Then secure your bailing twine. Make a loop in the twine and run your wrap through it and continue wrapping the tail until the wrap runs out.

Don’t worry if it looks funny you’ll get better at it over time. This wrap can stay in for multiple months! In the winter I don’t add twine. Now you have your horses tail protected so it can grow, and a fly swatter to keep them comfortable. Make sure you are feeding proper nutrition and the tail should grow back to its normal thickness as before. Appaloosa owners you just might as well get used to this wrap your tails are not in the mail lol.

Function over fashion but I like the colored twine it’s fun!

Published by Jillian

I specialize in problem horses, youngsters, horse rehabilitation and achieving softness and a better relationship between horse and their rider. I not only train horses but humans as well. Not your typical riding lesson but I can, if you so choose, teach you to train your horse! I’m always available to help answer questions or share photos or videos upon request to better illustrate my advice. I’ve mastered the “don’t break the bank” way of keeping your horse healthy and cared for while on a budget. If you walk into almost any large barn in Oregon you’re bound to meet a horse I trained or sold! I’ve trained over 623 horses and counting! I post updates as I receive them from clients and buyers. Thank you for taking the time to browse and hopefully learn something new!

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