Bucas tail protector and bag review

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  • Bucas tail protector and bag


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    Official description: Bucas tail guard

    The Bucas tail guard and bag offers great protection for the horse’s tail — it features a padded wrap around the dock, with elasticated secure fastening around the tail. It includes a waterproof integrated tail bag to help keep your horse’s tail clean while travelling. Available in one size, in black or navy.

    View at viovet.co.uk

    First impressions

    I thought it looked robust, simple and easy to apply. It looked well made and like it would offer good protection, although I was slightly worried that the guard would not be long enough on the tail bone.

    Overview of performance

    It fitted well in general, although it’s quite short on the tailbone as I expected. It was a good shape but I wasn’t able to adjust the size very much. It was easy to put on and take off. It offered good protection and had a lovely fleecy lining, but I would have preferred the guard at the top to have been longer. It kept tails very clean and I really preferred having a shorter tail bag, as it created less mess around their hocks. It washed well.

    Harriet’s likes and dislikes

    I really liked the shorter style tail bag — it kept one of my particularly filthy greys very clean and his tail surprisingly white! If I could tweak the design I would lengthen the tail guard. I liked that it was a simple design that did the job, kept their tails out of the way and clean, while being great value for money.


    A tail guard that does the job with a really great bag — great value for money.

    View now at viovet.co.uk

    Who tested this tail guard?

    Harriet Rimmer is a busy yard owner and hunting enthusiast. She produces and sell hunters, alongside riding and training horses for owners. During the season, Harriet is out at least three times a week — at least once with her local pack and visiting others as much as she can, whatever the weather.  Over the summer, Harriet spends her time getting the horses out and about wherever she can to gain some life experience.

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