diy tail bag cowgirl magazine

When the weather cools down and flies are no longer a problem, using a tail bag can be very helpful. It keeps your horse’s hair from getting dirty and tangled. They’re relatively easy to make yourself! In fact, you just need a sewing machine and some basic supplies. This DIY project is affordable and perfect for beginner crafters!

DIY Tail Bag

Lisa Goodwin at the Budget Equestrian has tons of fun and practical DIY projects. With this particular one, it took her 20 minutes to make two tail bags and each one averaged a cost of $0.83. Wow! This project is simple and affordable.


  • Slinky fabric
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue
  • Sewing machine
  • Letter stickers or gems (optional)

Follow along with her video tutorial.

How easy was that! You can get fancy and add your horse’s name with letter stickers or even put on some gems for bling. Your horse’s fabric can have a wild pattern or bold color. There’s so many ways to personalize this project.

If you’re not up for the task, tail bags can be purchased online or in tack stores. Check out these western-themed ones!