Hy padded tail guard
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Official description: Hy padded tail guard
The Hy padded tail guard is generously padded tail guard made of ripstop, easy to clean fabric. It feature a series of strong touch-tape fastenings for a secure, snug and comfortable fit whilst travelling. Available in one size, in navy.
It looked very well cushioned and like it would offer good protection, although I was worried that it may slip down.
Overview of performance
The guard fitted well and was a good shape, but was bulkier than the others in test. It was very well padded and cushioned. The elastic on the straps was ample and enabled a good, secure fitting for all shapes and sizes, plus it was easy to take on and off. This tail guard did not include a tail bag — if it did, it would have certainly received full performance marks if it kept the tail clean — but it did keep the top part of the tail clean and protected. The tail guard washed well every time and stayed looking new.
Harriet’s likes and dislikes
I liked how cushioned and padded it was and that, despite this, it never slipped or moved while being worn. It’s very well made, is extremely good value for money and offers a no fuss, basic level of protection. It’s a shame a tail bag isn’t included in the design, but for the bargain price of the guard, you can’t go wrong.
*H&H APPROVED* I’d recommend this as it’s excellent value for money and does exactly the job intended.
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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