Saddlebreds are known for many things - one is long flowing tails..but this is not something that just happens on its own. Without care, a horses tail will never be longer than the ground, but with care, I have seen horse tails that drag the ground 8 feet behind them!
Here is how I keep Dominus' tail show ready. First I cross tie the 'beast'! If his tail is dirty, it must be washed and dried before I start.
A long tube sock is used for this. See the E & V hooks? I love them and found them a couple of years ago at ?? (can't remember the name right now!)
I cut the top of the sock in 2 places..
...so I have 2 ties.
This is some Amazing stuff for horse hair. It does not work on human hair, but will get out any knot in horse hair! I always put some of it in his tail before...
..I braid it. The end of the braid is secured with black electrical tape.
I put my hand in the sock..
..wrap the braided tail up..
..and put it in the sock.
I pull 1 tie through the top of the braid..
...and tie it in a knot.
Waa - Laa...There is a sock in my horses tail!