Goats Eating Horses Tail...

Discussion in 'Other Pets' started by Tyler, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Tyler

    Tyler New Member

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    Apr 26, 2009
    Central Illinois
    I'm the kind of person that loves to see a horse that has a tail that is long - long enough to drag the ground. Unfortunately, my horses tail is only as long as his tail bone... because my goats eat his tail. Is the a solution or something I could put on my horses tail to keep the goats from eating it?
     
  2. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    You know I have that problem sometime also. Yes you need to watch it carefully. I was at CSU Vet hospital and they had a wad of horse hair that they gout out of a lambs stomach. What they said to do and what I do is I have my horses tail in a tail sock. try to keep them from eating it, it will bind in the stomach.
     

  3. Tyler

    Tyler New Member

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    Apr 26, 2009
    Central Illinois
    Coolness. Thank you! :)

    Sooo glad I asked before something bad happened... :shocked:
     
  4. Tyler

    Tyler New Member

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    Apr 26, 2009
    Central Illinois
    K. I just did a quick google search, and the only thing I came up with for horse tail socks, were socks made out of horse hair... where would you recommend buying a tail sock from?
     
  5. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
  6. Tyler

    Tyler New Member

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    Apr 26, 2009
    Central Illinois
    Cool! Thank you! :)
     
  7. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
  8. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    We have a donkey that eats the horses tails. And yes a tail bag is the answer. I like the braided tailbag over the to tube type.
    http://www.raraequus.com/productcart/pc ... =21713When theire tails are braided unless you take them out daily then tend to knot up and are really hard to get undone. I still take my hosrse tail out every few days and re braid it after i finger comb it. But you can go a little longer without having to do so. The end also gives them a better fly swisher.
    this site also tells you how to make your own
    http://www.raraequus.com/articles/make_tail_bag.htm
    beth
     
  9. Tyler

    Tyler New Member

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    Apr 26, 2009
    Central Illinois
    Cool! :) I'll look into making one. I priced out buying one, and with shipping it was over $30...
     
  10. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    yea they are a little pricey, i only paid fifteen for mine but i work at the store so im able to get them at cost. And lycra is a little expensive. But i love the fact that my horses tail comes out knot free and i can just finger comb it. The biggest thing about putting a tail in any sort of tail bag is to wash it first. I dont even brush my horses tail without washing and conditioning it first.
    beth
     
  11. Tyler

    Tyler New Member

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    Apr 26, 2009
    Central Illinois
    I would be able to buy a tail bag at a local horse store, but the only store that carries that kind of stuff closed last fall... :worried:

    Ok. I'll make sure to do that. It will be tough, though, to get in the habit, since I haven't had to do that in forever (since Oakey had practically no tail...).