Originally Posted by Gidget
thanks. I know what you are talking about with the tail braid but it looks hard to do. Does it come with directions? Right now I just braid it. I am short on money due to a vet bill I owe a total of 1093 dollars since she coliced and I am buying her a grazing muzzle once it comes in( the store I go to ordered me a grazing muzzle). It should be available in July.
They are really pretty easy to do, as long as you know how to braid. I buy the three tube braids. Tie the top of the sack just below the tail bone. Stick your hand up one of the tubes from the bottom to the top (there's a hole in the top). Separate your horse's tail into 3 sections. Grab 1 of the sections with the hand that is through the tube and pull the hairs through the tube. Repeat this for the other 2 tubes. You will now have 3 tubes - each filled with 1/3 of your horse's tail hair. Braid the three tubes and tie the tubes at the bottom. I then go back and re-tie the top just to make sure it's secure. About every 3 weeks, I take the braid out, wash and condition his tail, let it dry, then rebraid. The tubes protect the hair and keep them from breaking off.