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  1. #1
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    Default GAH! Filly chews dam's tail 10 days before her mare inspection

    I just got a nasty case of scratches healed up in the mare and was feeling great that I would be able to present her looking her best....then the monster filly chewed her tail up overnight! It was already banged somewhat short because I didn't want the Desitin all in her tail, but it was well below her hocks and looked presentable. Filly took half of it to above her hocks! The brat!

    Should I leave it like this or braid up in a mud knot?

    I know they will be looking at her conformation and not the tail but we all want them to look their best! She won't be the first broodmare with a chewed tail for sure....just so disappointed! Argh.....
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    Personally, I'd clean it up into a natural-looking end. Do you know anyone with a chestnut false tail you could borrow?
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    My colt did the same and my mare's tail was much shorter! I bang it and that's it.

    Don't sweat it.
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    Would it be permissible to put it in a mud knot? I don't know anything about inspections, just thinking of a way to "hide" the damage.



  5. #5
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    They have changed the rules and your horse must have a long beautiful tail...

    JUST KIDDING

    I would bang it with a grin....and you are right....she will not be the first one with a chewed tail...

    I would not braid it....just her mane needs to be braided....

    When you get home....wean that filly...

    Good Luck

    SH
    Last edited by SleepyHollow; Oct. 5, 2012 at 04:48 PM. Reason: to add....



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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepyHollow View Post
    They have changed the rules and your horse must have a long beautiful tail...

    JUST KIDDING

    I would bang it with a grin....and you are right....she will not be the first one with a chewed tail...

    I would not braid it....just her mane needs to be braided....

    When you get home....wean that filly...

    Good Luck

    SH
    This. No mud knot. Just bang it, tell the inspectors about your foal's naughty little deed and don't worry about it.



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