**9x9**: STRINGS COUNT — 9x9, for example, tells you: The number of strings in the handhold, 9. The number of strings in the tail, 9.

STRANDS COUNT — 27/30, for example, tells you: The number of strands in the handhold (27) and that it is 7/8 inch wide. The number of strands or fibers in the tail (30). The larger the number, the wider the tail (i.e. 30, 35, 42, etc.).

**9x7**: STRINGS COUNT — 9x7, for example, tells you: The number of strings in the handhold, 9. The number of strings in the tail, 7.

STRANDS COUNT — 27/30, for example, tells you: The number of strands in the handhold (27) and that it is 7/8 inch wide. The number of strands or fibers in the tail (30). The larger the number, the wider the tail (i.e. 30, 35, 42, etc.).

**9x5**:STRINGS COUNT — 9x5, for example, tells you: The number of strings in the handhold, 9. The number of strings in the tail, 5.

STRANDS COUNT — 27/30, for example, tells you: The number of strands in the handhold (27) and that it is 7/8 inch wide. The number of strands or fibers in the tail (30). The larger the number, the wider the tail (i.e. 30, 35, 42, etc.).

**Baby 9**: Usually for riders who have smaller hands or for mutton, calf, and steer riders. The average width is about 9/16 inch.