Tuesday October 1 2013
Mac went and lost most of his tail to a few short inches, from flipping it so much at flies.
So I made him a new one.
Thanks to our farrier Linda Black who suggested it to me!
The supplies needed: rubber bands for securing the tail braid, baling twine, vet wrap, and horse.
Mac and his sad little tail.
Very short and pretty useless!
Braid the tail, making sure to leave it loose enough from the bottom of the tail bone.
Secure the braid with a rubber band or 2.
There are different ways to do this, but this is how I did it: slip the strands of baling twine through the top of the braid so that they hang evenly.
If the tail is long enough, you can flip it up through the 'hole' at the top of the braid and back down the front (be sure you aren't putting any pressure on the tail bone), and start wrapping the whole shebang with vet wrap.
Also run the vet wrap at least once through the 'hole' at the top of the braid.
There you go.
Make sure you cut the length so he doesn't step on his new tail.
The perfect equine tail extensions - yet another great use for baling twine. Paris Hilton, eat your heart out!