Wrapping tail vs. bagging tail

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    06-16-2012, 03:10 AM
Wrapping tail vs. bagging tail

I have always braided and wrapped my mare's tail. I've never used a bag, but was thinking about using one. It just seems so much easier and less time consuming. To those that have used both, what are the pros and cons? She's on 24/7 pasture and I'm in the deep south, there are normally bugs year round so that's lots of tail swishing. That is one concern, how well is a bag going to withstand being slung around? When I wrap, that thing isn't coming off. Even I have a time getting it off when I change them. Is a bag really just more useful as a protectant while you are waiting to show?
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    06-17-2012, 05:11 PM
This is the one I use. Has lasted me over a year. However after a year the velcro quit working well so I replaced it with a heavy duty snap. They can even swish flies with it.

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    06-18-2012, 12:23 AM
Thanks! I actually saw that bag...or one very similar...at my feed store and I liked it. I liked that it had the fringe on it.
    06-18-2012, 12:25 AM
I've only had it fall off twice and both times I had been in a hurry and most likely did not make sure it was on properly.
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    06-18-2012, 01:04 AM
I have given up on bags for pasture horses. They tear them off of each other and lose them. So, in pasture I wrap and make baling string swishies and in stalls they can wear bags.
    06-18-2012, 01:16 AM
That's what I'm currently doing, wrapping and the twine switches. It's actually not the wrapping that bothers me, it's the unwrapping. I really don't have any experience with bags though, wrapping is all I have ever done. I guess I'll just stick with it. Don't want to worry with losing bags, at least with wrapping I know that when I put it up it's there to stay.
    06-18-2012, 01:18 AM
If you decide to try a bag, Schneider's has one that's waterproof for mares, Duratech Waterproof Tail Bag, and it's only abut $6 or $7 bucks. But I had 20 horses on pasture last year and had them all bagged. Within a couple weeks, they had torn every one of them up and/or lost them. So X 20, that adds up and I gave up and went back to wrapping.
    06-19-2012, 04:03 PM
Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
So X 20, that adds up and I gave up and went back to wrapping.
Ouch! That could get expensive quick.

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