Some horses have exceptionally long, thick tails. A scraggly, thin tail is a continual battle for others. How your horse's tail develops and appears is mostly determined by genetics. There are, however, certain things you may do to aid Mother Nature.
1. A Healthy Diet
Providing your horse with high-quality hay and food will assist to enhance the condition of his coat. If your horse isn't receiving enough vitamins and minerals from hay and feed alone, you may want to supplement with a multivitamin or a skin and coat supplement to aid tail development and quality. You may use as many grooming products as you want, but they won't perform as well if you don't have a decent base to work with.
Use a conditioning or moisturizing shampoo and conditioner on any tail, but especially on tails prone to breakage. This type of product aids in the maintenance of the hair's natural moisture balance. Dry hair is more likely to break, is more difficult to grow out, and does not seem healthy.
It's also important to avoid over-washing a tail. The tail does not need to be shampooed every day. It's important to maintain the tail clean but not overdoing it. Tails that are coated in filth and debris are just as detrimental for growth as tails that are cleaned too frequently. But luckily with our horse tail bags, you can kill two birds with one stone. You will be protecting your horse tail from debris and other dirt while still minimizing washing or cleaning time.
3. Bagging and Braiding
Braiding a tail can help protect it from breakage and harm. Braiding the tail will also keep it tidy for a longer amount of time. Bagging goes hand in hand with braiding. If you're bagging a tail, you'll usually braid it into one or several braids first. To avoid dirt from staining the tail, consider our all-weather proof, long lasting, and breathable horse tail bags.
Brushing a horse's tail is a contentious topic. The more hair you brush, the more you risk pulling out or breaking it. Brushing, on the other hand, is the greatest technique for certain horses to untangle and remove shavings and other detritus. Brush your horse tail hair as little as possible by covering them with our horse tail bag.
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