Natural Loop Tail Extension Instructions
Natural Loop attachment instructions
Measure approximately 3 inches up from the bottom of your horses tail bone .
This will vary based upon the height of your horse and length of his tailbone.
You want the extension to fall to the fetlock area.
Part your horse’s tail hair and pull the upper hairs of the horse's tail up and out of the way.
You can have and assistant place their hand on the hair to hold it out of the way or secure
with bands or clips to keep it out of the way.
Next, in the center of your horse’s tail bone pick up 3 small sections of hair.
Thread the center section of hair through the loop of the extension.
Make sure that the extension is laying flat against the tail bone.
Now tightly braid the sections together.
You only need to braid down 2-3 inches, then secure with a rubber band.
If you are going to be Hunter Braiding your horse's tail you are finished.
Drop your upper hair back down and gently brush and begin your Hunter Braid.
If you are Not Hunter Braiding the tail then you will want to
do one more step to further secure your Tail Extension.
Move down to the bottom of your horse's tail bone and pick up a lock of hair.
Now, pick up a lock from your Tail Extension and braid together. (this will keep your Tail Extension from swinging side to side).
Secure your braid with a rubber band, drop your upper hair back down and gently brush.
The first time you attach the extension stand to the side and have someone slowly back the horse.
If the tail starts to drag the ground STOP. Move the extension higher up the tailbone so that the horse can back without stepping on the extension.
All tails are 100% Natural Horse Hair and should be shampooed and conditioned regularly.
Blow dry and fluff your extension to give it a full look.
To remove knots use your fingers or gently brush, DON’T PULL, your tail extension.
Do not leave your tail extension attached overnight.
Remove the extension after your day of competition is complete.
With the Tie-in style, you may leave your braided section in overnight.
However, the next day prior to attaching your extension be sure to check that the braid is still snug.
To maintain the health of your horse’s tail, it is important that you remove the braided section at the end of the show weekend.