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  • Paint horse fake tails for showing

 
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    11-24-2008, 01:22 PM
  #11
Weanling
I'm such a dork!!!

I have to admit that I haven't seen too many - at least that I'm aware of! Chloe's tail fooled me! The few that I've seen/noticed look fake and I just don't think they look that great. Maybe I've only noticed the bad ones. As far as the good ones go do they really enhance the horses look that much? In other words, is Chloe's natural tail bad, or just mediocre?
     
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    11-24-2008, 02:24 PM
  #12
Green Broke
I think the way a switch affects the overall appearance is how it's installed:

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    11-24-2008, 07:49 PM
  #13
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Originally Posted by newhorsemom    
I'm such a dork!!!

I have to admit that I haven't seen too many - at least that I'm aware of! Chloe's tail fooled me! The few that I've seen/noticed look fake and I just don't think they look that great. Maybe I've only noticed the bad ones. As far as the good ones go do they really enhance the horses look that much? In other words, is Chloe's natural tail bad, or just mediocre?
I don't personally like her tail... here are a couple pics of Grace showing her this summer (the girl who leases her) I didnt let her use the tail when I wasnt at the show... they are spendy things, lol. The other pic is a moving shot with the tail.
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    11-24-2008, 08:01 PM
  #14
Yearling
It's not just qhs. A girl at my barn use to have one on her chestnut thoroughbred. I think it looked great. I'm even toying with the idea of getting Herbie one for bigger shows. Ours get braided in so you can hardly tell the difference (unless you get the wrong color, which I have seen)
     
    11-24-2008, 08:58 PM
  #15
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Supermane    
It's not just qhs. A girl at my barn use to have one on her chestnut thoroughbred. I think it looked great. I'm even toying with the idea of getting Herbie one for bigger shows. Ours get braided in so you can hardly tell the difference (unless you get the wrong color, which I have seen)
Hahah I've seen some horribly matched tails before! What are some people thinking?!
I think Evo's tail is really sparse... but I don't know if I can be bothered with a false tail for him... I'm only doing showing for a little while and then moving him into dressage... and because I'll only be at the lower levels, I don't think I need the false tail.
Bailey's is so thick, and Honey's is a little thin too. Lucky I'm not a show diva :P
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    11-25-2008, 09:32 AM
  #16
Foal
I used a Fake tails on my paint horse a couple years ago when she lost of her tail and it gave her a better apperance, Now that im showing my pg on the Tw Circuit were not allowed to use fake tails and I hate that he doesnt have a nice long tail, but were slowly getting it longer.
     
    11-25-2008, 10:13 AM
  #17
Weanling
I absolutely always use one when showing my paint gelding but I would never think of using one with my mini. It just depends on the breed. In some breeds it adds to the appearance and some it detracts. The black and sorrel or chestnut tails are cheaper to buy, the flaxen, white, and gray tails are much more expensive. My horse's tail is just a little lighter and less red than a sorrel tail and it cost $75 more than the regular sorrel tail next to it. They also hold up very well as long as you take care of it. Cliff's tail is almost 8 years old and is still looking good. Cliff's real tail isn't bad and it is fairly thick but I like the appearance of the blunt cut bottom that the fake tail adds.
     
    11-25-2008, 11:50 AM
  #18
Showing
I have seen and know a lot of owners who use them for showing. Showing isn't based on a tail. I personally don't have the money or would want to spend a couple hundred dollars on a tail because of the looks.

It's one of those things that's more a preference thing.
     
    11-25-2008, 02:08 PM
  #19
Green Broke
They do last forever! We had several tails at the ASB barn I worked at that looked fabulous at 40+ years old!
     
    11-25-2008, 03:17 PM
  #20
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they do last forever! We had several tails at the ASB barn I worked at that looked fabulous at 40+ years old!
Ya I bought mine off of ebay about 6 years ago for $50... it was new also. I look from time to time and I can't seem to find that kind of deal...

I thought ASB where suppose to be shown at natural mane and tail? Or is that just Arabs?
     

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