Figure-Eight Knot Tutorial

  • Promotes hair growth by adding weight to the hair root.
  • Keeps long tail hair out of dirt, snow and mud.
  • Decreases hair breakage caused by braiding, bagging or wrapping, by decreasing hair-on-hair contact.
  • Leaves natural tail for swishing.
  • Easy to maintain, re-do monthly, or as needed.
  • We use EquiScentials Horse Care Products on our horses.
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1. Start with a tangle-free tail.

2. Gather a one-inch in diameter section of hair,
3-4" below the tail bone.

3. Form a loop with the hair crossing over itself.

4. Twist the loop.

5. Bring the tail-end of the section through the loop.

6. Gently pull from each side of your loop,
forming the figure-eight knot.

7. Continue tying knots throughout the tail.

8. Secure each knot with your favorite 'vet wrap.'
Can also secure with a rubber band for temporary use.

I typically see 3-4" of growth during the winter months.


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