How to Wash a Pony's Tail

When you go to shows where you want to show off your pony, you will want a tail that the other competitors are going to envy. So listen to these steps and get the perfect tail.

Steps

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    Make sure your pony is okay with water sloshing around behind them. If this spooks your pony out a lot, untie them and have a friend hold him/her.
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    Fill your bucket up with water. Get a strong person to hold it up for you whilst you cover the tail in it.
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    Apply the shampoo once the tail has been rinsed with water. Try not to put shampoo any higher than the dock area, or the top of the tail, as this would make it harder to rinse off.
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    Replace the water with new clean water and rinse off the shampoo.
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    Get a hold of the tail and turn it around and around really quickly in a circular motion.
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    Gently comb or brush the tail once all the soap suds are gone.
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    Plait the tail tightly if you want it to be crinkly or tie it as loose as possible.
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    Take your pony for a little walk around without you on him/her to get them dry.
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    When you return from you walk, untie the plait and spray some mane and tail spray all over the tail and gently brush or comb it in.

Tips

  • Use a tail bandage when you take you pony for a walk.

Warnings

  • Remember to stand to the side slightly because a horse might not like you being there and kick out.

Things You'll Need

  • Tail bandage (optional)
  • Water
  • Pony shampoo
  • Body brush
  • Comb
  • Horse or pony
  • 2 helpers one strong one to hold your pony.

Article Info

Categories: Horse Grooming