View Full Version : Tail Brace Application, Type and Size???
07-11-2009, 12:29 PM
Looking for instruction on putting on a tail brace....Also on how to determine the right size and type of brace.............Did a search,but didn't find anything.....Thanks for any help!!!!
07-11-2009, 01:17 PM
It varies from horse to horse...and best shown in person. Do you have someone that could teach you, hands on?
07-11-2009, 03:38 PM
Yes, but thought there might be some generalities to learn until then...R U in Lexington??Thanks
07-11-2009, 03:45 PM
I actually have two videos that I took of a brace being put on.(I have to get around to downloading them) One of my horse and one of another. Each horse usually has their own brace. I bought mine from World Champion and it has been shaped, rebent, shaped, rebent in a vice and shaped again to fit him right! I still wish it fit him more snug. People have different ways of tying the shoestrings in and so but it's all basically the same. Just takes two people and practice. I still get frustrated when doing it sometimes.
07-11-2009, 04:03 PM
I agree that it would be best if someone could help you pick out and fit a brace properly. Where are you located? We can hopefully find someone nearby that could help you.
07-11-2009, 06:22 PM
Yep, totally is something you can only learn in person, and you need help from someone who has a large inventory of braces to try. We probably have two dozen or so in the barn and still occasionally have to order something special or do some major re-shaping. there are no generalities, what worked for one horse will totally not work for another horse that seems to be the same size and conformation.
07-12-2009, 08:34 PM
Really appreciate the advice everyone!.....Actually, the guy we are borrowing it from can show us a little...but he doesn't profess to be good at it.....Jana, I would love to see your videos if you get them on. Thanks!!!
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