Slide-On Tail Extension Instructions
Slide on On attachment instructions
Braid a small section of hair at the bottom of the tailbone (approx 10-14 inches long).
Be sure that the braid is approx. the same diameter as the hole in the extension.
Secure the braid with a rubber band.
Using a latch hook, pull the braid down through the hole of the extension.
Now, tie a knot in the braid. The tail extension will rest on the knot.
For the most natural appearance, the extension should be attached directly below the tail bone.
To better secure he extension you can wrap the braided knot with electrical tape or,
run a 5" cable tie down through the hole and braid and pull snug.
The bottom of the tail extension should fall at about the horse's fetlock.
Some of your horse's natural hairs may be longer than the extension hairs.
If this is the case, trim the hairs so that they are the same length.
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. (If the horse steps on the extension he could pull out the braid).
Check that the extension is sitting as close to the tail bone as possible.
If it is then we would recommend trimming the extension so that the horse can back without stepping on the extension.
Under AQHA Rules and Regulations, "Tails may be lengthened by hair to hair attachment only with no attachment of any kind to the tailbone".
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.