Only brush with wide tooth combs- if you brush every day you're pulling out strands of hair and knots that take months (sometimes even years depending on the horse) to grow, thusly thinning and shortening tails. A good mane and tails starts from inside out, so look into some supplements while you treat the tail with cowboy magic or Shapely's Original M-T-G (it smells like woodsmoke though, but I can vouch for it).
This is Nugget, my fantastic OTTB, putting on a bright face for Magnificent Monday.
He’s had a rough year off the track: he was taken to two Novices, then just left in a pasture while his weight and everything else deteriorated. Now he’s mine, and has gained almost all of the weight back, and we’re working on muscle.
Our first event is in May, at Greater Dayton, and I’m very excited to get out there with him.
Also, could you critique his conformation a little bit? I know some of the things, and I know it’s not a fantastic picture, but his outline’s there, so that’s a good thing to work with, yah? Thank you!
He just looks under muscled, mainly. Prominent withers as well. He has the typical TB conformation
My perfect little Pony Monster for Magnificent Monday! He’s an Appaloosa x Trakehner (don’t ask…). He has a few flaws, but nothing that he can’t overcome. He’s more talented than you would think, just looking at him, and the love of my life. :)
The the anon looking at the OTTB with the bad tail. Brush it! Every day! My appaloosa had next to no mane and a tail that BARELY reached his hocks when I got him, now his tail is close to his pasterns and his mane is so nice I'm considering roaching it! That took six months of consistent brushing. Also try using MTG and Cowboy Magic. I haven't used those yet on him, though.
So this little girl seems like she may be worth the $10k they’re asking for her.
She’s 5 y/o, 14.1 hand large pony hunter mare. Can do the walk/trot to 3ft with any rider beginner to advanced. Has been ridden off the line by children as young as 5 w/t/c and is very safe. Does NOT bolt, buck, kick or bite. Can be tacked and lead by little guys without supervision as well. Bomb-proof at the shows and requires little prep and never spooks at the fences. Great in the trailer and amazing on trail rides through the mountains.
She could be a real gem in the show ring.
She’s apparently in the San Diego area. [x]