Shires Arma tail guard with detachable tail bag
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Official description: Shires Arma tail guard
The Shires Arma tail guard with detachable tail bag is made of neoprene and features a detachable pull-through tail bag. The tail guard features a rubberised inner lining and touch close fastenings to help keep it in place. Available in one size, in black.
It looked well made and like it would offer good protection.
Overview of performance
It fitted very well and was a great length and shape. It offered good protection, but perhaps not as much padding as some of the others I tested. It was very easy to put on and take off, and kept the tails very clean. It washed well.
Harriet’s likes and dislikes
I really liked the simplicity in design, how well it fits and how easy it is to adjust. The tail bag is also great, but does have a split down the side, which resulted in one of the horses getting a stained tail while travelling — in an ideal world I would remove the split from the side of the tail bag and keep it all enclosed. Overall, this is good value for money and I would certainly use it again.
A simple and easy-to use design, plus good value for money.
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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