We are a Czech brand producing horse bags for manure, manure catchers, manure backpacks...it’s hard to tell how to name this new product correctly :-)
Brown bags made of BAT
HOW TO ATTACH THE BAG?
- simply to the English or Western saddle, or possibly to the handles. You need a metal ring at the back of the saddle, if the saddle does not have it, it is possible to buy a "T" insert between the seat cushions, which is often used for attaching the under tale holder and serves equally well (in equestrian items it costs about 200-300, - CZK)
There are three straps for fastening - one upper and two side straps. Carefully thread the tail through the first strap and attach the top strap to the rear eyelet at the saddle or "T". Then the side straps - those leading along the side of the horse under the sidewall of the saddle (England) and snap to the front eye that each saddle has (where the bust is fastened). As soon as I have all three straps fastened to the saddle, I check the tightness. All must be well tightened, not overloaded! The last step is to attach the tail of the horse to the bag using Velcro, this doesn´t need to be tightened and ensures that the horse raises the tail - it also lifts the back of the bag and opens it so that everything falls beautifully inside.
DOES THE HORSE HAVE TO GET USED TO THE BAG?
Of course, every horse is different. Some may not respond to the bag at all, others may. Mostly the more sensitive horses may not trust the bag at first. It is necessary to familiarize with the bag before the rider sits on the horse or before it is taken for a ride. If you do not know how to do this, ask a coach or a more experienced person.
HOW ABOUT URINATION?
With a gelding – no problem :-) and mares? Almost the same… urine either flows into the bag and immediately flows away because there are still two small holes at the bottom or hit under the bag and then the scenario is the same - urine flows. Then, of course, it is recommended to wash the bag as well as after a great use. Urine is aggressive and could harm the material.
HOW TO KEEP THE BAG CLEAN?
Simply wash it with a stream of water and allow to dry afterwards. In case of heavy soiling, dried residues I can also use soap and wash it by hand or let it soak. Do not use the VAP.
ISN’T THE BAG GOING TO SLAP THE HORSE WHEN IT IS FILLED?
Of course, after what needs to be done is done, the bag becomes heavy and begins to rock slightly on the horse, while walking imperceptibly, in trot a little more and so proportionally on. Our bag has one huge advantage! If I ride in the riding arena, where I don't want anything to fall out of my bag, I have straps from the unloader very tight and after it’s done (also depends on size :-) I have to ideally climb down and load it somewhere. If I have a bag somewhere on the ride in nature, I leave the straps medium tight and when the horse does its needs and I go through the inhabited part slowly, everything is OK and nothing falls out. As soon as I am on the first meadow, I start to trot and the manure will sink through the side holes in a moment as it shakes. Once the bag is empty again, it will be lightweight again and the horse won’t almost feel it.
WHICH BAG SHOULD I CHOOSE?
We offer two types of bags. One is a very durable BEX fabric and the other is a little less resistant BAT. If you plan to use the bag for rides and use it more often, we recommend investing in a better quality. In case you need the bag only for occasional needs, run somewhere across the village, town, parade and do not burden the bag with long use in all courses, you can go with the cheaper option.