Tail Blocking Article- MUST Read- (no photo) The Western Performance Tail-Trainers keep owners out of the loop,’ he says. ‘I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been in tail-blocking hearings with owners, and they’ll swear the horse had never had it done—yet the evidence is clear.’ It turns out the trainers had the procedure performed without the owners’ knowledge.
Mane pulling can be a hefty undertaking if not done regularly, so try to pull your horse’s mane frequently to keep the job a fairly easy one. Always pull after you’ve ridden or exercised your horse, as exercise helps to open his pores and makes it easier to pull the mane. Pull just a few hairs at a time, and if there is much work to be done on your horse’s mane then tackle it in sections over a period of a few days to make the job easier on both of you.
I used to braid my horses manes and tails. I'd put ribbons in the mare's and the straw/bale strings on the geldings - and feathers in both. I think I loved grooming my horses as much as I loved riding them. I even enjoyed mucking out their stables and putting fresh sawdust down for them to sleep on... nothing smells better than a clean barn and stable ;-)