You can use this short and sweet guide with any tail bag, although mine will give you better results than others!
- Wash your horse's tail with shampoo and conditioner. I recommend also using a leave in product such as cowboy magic to add extra moisture and shine.
- Braid your tail! If you have a lazy mare that doesn't like to lift her tail much, you can use a french braid. Just make sure you only make the braid tight/snug after you are about 2 inches down from the tail bone so that you don't cause any damage. Braid the tail as far down as possible and secure the tail with two braiding/banding elastics for strength.
- Put your braided tail in your tail bag (you can do this wet or dry)! If you don't just secure your tail bag with a strap that snaps or velcro's, tie a single knot, and then a bow (between braid plaits). This is the easiest to un-do when you need to take your tail out. My mare swings her tail pretty heavily so I use three knots instead. Make sure your first two knots are tight, the third can be a little looser.
Please feel free to comment if you have any questions!