These Tail Tamer Tail Braids are made from lycra, a flexible, synthetic fiber that can stretch 6 times its length. They protect your horse's tail hair from breakage and also features extra-long tassels to repel insects. They are specially designed not to attract shavings as well. Protect your horse’s hair and leave them show ready. These tail braids come in a variety of vibrant colors with detailed instructions for application.