Bagging A Tail- Help please

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

Bagging A Tail- Help please

This is a discussion on Bagging A Tail- Help please within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        12-03-2008, 01:43 AM
    Unhappy Bagging A Tail- Help please

    Right now winter is pretty much in full force here.. Michigan weather It kinda sucks lol..

    Today we had a trimming app. For all the horses to get there shoes taken off so they don't go skating! But I went out to get sully my mare.. and I looked... and I almost started crying... Her tail was just.. coming out like breaking off.. Looks like her tail got went and then froze and basically is breaking right off.. Sully has a GORGEOUS tail.. LONG and FULL, so it was quite horrible to see this happening...
    My worst nightmare is happening.

    I wanna bag it so that way it will grow more.. and I wont have to worry about it all that much.. but Im not sure how to go about doing it... one time my 4_h leader had a hole thing about this.. demonstration.. now I wish I would have paid a lot more attention then I did..

    If someone could tell me how you do yours so I can have an idea.. that would be GREAT... Thanks
    Sponsored Links
        12-03-2008, 07:51 AM
    What I do is get the tail as clean as possible, and then braid it from the tail bone down as tightly as you can. Then I take a long tube sock and put the braided part of the tail in it. Then I use a shoe lace to tie it on. I start on the back side of the tail just below the tail bone and push it through the sock, tail, and back out the front side of the sock. I do it again going to the back, maybe a couple of times depending on the horse. Then with both ends of the shoe lace coming out the back, I cross them over each other and take them around each side of the tail bag to the front where I tie the shoe lace ends together. Then you can fold the top of the tube sock over it, and presto - your tail is bagged.

    I recommend taking it out and redoing it every 1-2 weeks if it stays up nicely, more frequently if the tail is coming down.
        12-03-2008, 01:44 PM
    I second the long tube sock. That's what I use currently. Instead of shoe laces, I just cut down the top of the tube sock about 2 inches and use those as my "tie strings". I weave them through the braid and then tie them.
        12-03-2008, 04:17 PM
    I use vetwrap to wrap my horses' tails. Works wonders!

    Here's a How To video on how to do it. I hope it helps!
        12-03-2008, 05:48 PM
    Could someone please tell me why you do this it's a new concept to me
        12-03-2008, 05:56 PM
    Why you would bag a tail?

    People bag a tail to protect it (from mud etc) Since it is protected, it can grow longer and thicker. Usually people who show do this. I personally don't show but I want my horses to have the best tail possible.
        12-03-2008, 06:55 PM
    Appy, what a great video... I know a lot of people who used a panty hose leg on tails. When I showed Evo, he had a proper tail bag on attached to his rug... my mate show prepped him for me :)
        12-03-2008, 07:08 PM
    Thank you :)
        12-04-2008, 02:13 PM
    Looks awesome. Im going to bag my horse's tail this upcoming weekend. He just got his first bottle of MTG

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:


    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    My first attemp at bagging a tail arastangrider Horse Grooming 14 12-02-2008 03:36 PM
    Early bagging of maiden mare tallula Horse Breeding 2 04-18-2008 09:42 AM
    Need help with a tail bag appylover31803 Horse Grooming 19 01-28-2008 12:53 PM
    top tail tip! moomoo Horse Grooming 4 05-07-2007 03:03 AM
    tail moomoo Horse Grooming 9 03-27-2007 05:08 PM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:36 PM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0