how long to leave a tail bag on?

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    11-30-2009, 07:20 PM
how long to leave a tail bag on?

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.
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    11-30-2009, 09:14 PM
Green Broke
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.
    12-01-2009, 08:03 AM
Maybe I'll just take it out in a week and see how it is, I'd rather take it out earlier and have it grow slower than take it out later and have like, no tail at all! Lol
    12-01-2009, 08:07 AM
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.
    12-01-2009, 12:24 PM
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.
    12-01-2009, 12:26 PM
We ride all winter. I take the tail down every time the horse is worked.
    12-01-2009, 12:35 PM
I ride all winter too. So you take it down like, I'm going to assume, about 3 days a week? Does that give it time to grow?
    12-01-2009, 12:55 PM
Having a tail bag wont change how fast a tail grows. I've never used one because my horses like to take things off the don't like. I could imagine it could be hours untill its rubbed or bitten off.
    12-01-2009, 03:44 PM
Lol that's funny, kinda sucks though because if you ever go to bag em' to keep em' clean or help them to grow, it's not going to work. Is there anything else you could do?
    12-01-2009, 04:08 PM
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.

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