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lipigirl
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I have very recently rescued/bought a gypsy vanner cob stallion 13.1hh for my little girl to grow into and love. He has a fab temprement even though it is obvious from some of his reactions to things that he has been beaten by the Gypsys. He was standing 24/7 in his own poo in a small stable. He is now enjoying some fuss and love. He is part broken to drive and should take nothing to back him. He will be cut on 7th Sept then is going to my Aunts for 2 months to get rid of his hormones before coming home to us. He is chestnut and white has obviously got splash with his 2 baby blue eyes (one has part brown) a lovely bald face and very little colour but there is Tobiano there too - he also has a lovely marking on his side which reminds me of a Celtic cross. Anyway, the advice I need is, he has an amazing mane and tail, the tail is nearly a foot on the floor. I would like to keep the length for shows but don't want him treading on it for obvious reasons. So what do others do, plait, tie ???? Examples would be lovely. Thanks Guys.
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No advice on the mane and

No advice on the mane and tail but I would love to see some pics of your new guy.

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We braid individual braids

We braid individual braids (5-6 or more depending on the horse) and then use Electric Tape to keep it up. :) Its the best thing we've found and it works amazing!

Like so..

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Keeps it from getting stepped on/eaten and won't rub out as easily. :)

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OH and PICS please!

OH and PICS please! :)

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He needs to get some grass

He needs to get some grass inside of him as you can see from the pics, he has the physique of a 2yr old and no topline, which will come with condition and work. This was his first bath from me and I really should have taken before pics to show you the transformation, I wasn't looking for him, he found me and I couldn't leave him there. I sold some stuff to pay for him and my Aunt added to it and now we have a sweet little guy to call our friend.

Oh and by the way, his name if accepted on his registration will be Taburer Eclipse at Alamanda. This is because my Mum after she nearly died the last time, 3yrs ago, wrote 3 children's books (which I have promised her I will get published) they are about a Gypsy boy and his horse Drummer and they have a christian ethos to them. Taburer is an old English name for Drummer and Eclipse because of his left eye. We will of course call him Drummer.

He is standing on a slope in the pics too - just in case you are wondering, and his tail is under his back hooves. Will def try the plait and tape idea thanks.

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Oh, he has a wonderful sweet

Oh, he has a wonderful sweet look to him!

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Oh yea, he'd definitely

Oh yea, he'd definitely benefit from electrical tape! What a cutie! :) Be sure to post updates!

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Thanks guys and thanks TSH -

Thanks guys and thanks TSH - used the electrical tape today and hopefully he will now have a night without tredding on his tail ! :toast

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Let me know how it goes. Its

Let me know how it goes. :) Its the only thing that keeps ours up...

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I always parted Rabbits tail

I always parted Rabbits tail and plaited it up- ie I plaited two thirds of it them rough cut the rest level with the ground so that he has something to swat flies with and the tail looked normal!
Rabbit has always had a really long tail, trailing the ground (still has but I tend to cut it now) and I used elastic bands then vetrap to hold it in place.
Make sure you put a really good conditioner on it before braiding it up and do not plait too tight- it breaks the hair.
Before putting it up for the winter I would wash, condition and then put a light oil (coconut) on it, and plait it very loosely then wind it up and wrap with vetrap (use a neutral one as it can stain) I used to let it down once a month, and come spring it was great.

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