I've heard no more than 2 weeks, because the hairs will start to break. I've also heard you can leave the tail bag on a month. What is the proper time limit? Thanks, I just put a tail bag on my girl yesterday.
At the barn I use to work at we would put tails up end of november - beginning of december and leave them up for three or four months. Of course there were thirty or so horses there so it would have been a big pain to keep taking them down and putting them up again.
With one horse I guess it would be easier. I have heard some horror stories of people taking the tails out a couple months later to find all the hair had fallen out, but I have never seen this happen.
I've been putting mine up on Sundays, taking them down on Saturdays when I bring them in for the night, and then putting them up again the next morning. So far lovely results. I'm too chicken to leave them in longer than that.
I agree with you too JumpingTheMoon, after QHDragon told me about that horror story where all the hair fell out, I'm not leaving it in longer than what you do lol. I will be sure to let everyone know how it looks in a few weeks or so.
My horses have great tails. I don't use bags, for me its too much of a hassle, I never have needed them. I don't really know anyone who bags, except for stalling the nite before a show if the horse has a light tail. It seems like it would be very itchy to me, something like a cast.