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        11-25-2008, 04:53 PM
      #21
    Showing
    For some reason I find so disturbing to attach hair to a tail to make it look fuller. Not really sure what it is but it is just odd.
         
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        11-25-2008, 06:32 PM
      #22
    Weanling
    At the QH shows you almost never see a horse being shown without one. It makes the picture prettier, and appears to be more balanced.
         
        11-25-2008, 06:33 PM
      #23
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by My2Geldings    
    For some reason I find so disturbing to attach hair to a tail to make it look fuller. Not really sure what it is but it is just odd.
    the extensions are made out of real horse hair.
         
        11-25-2008, 07:08 PM
      #24
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bgood400    
    the extensions are made out of real horse hair.
    Oh I know. Specialized horse shows like the AQHA and the arab circuit is always popular in using tail extensions. As posted in another thread, have you ever thought about the fact you are using the tail of an animal that went thru a slaughter pen? Just a thought ;)
         
        11-25-2008, 07:16 PM
      #25
    Green Broke
    Ours don't come from slaughter bound horses!

    Saddlebred switches (well, most of them, anyway) come from other saddlebreds...retirees, broodmares, etc.

    There was one horse at the ASB farm I worked at that had a tail 20 feet long...when he retired, they cut off the length and had a switch made

    I have seen the one's with "real skin"...those are disturbing. These have yarn/nylon as the backing
         
        11-25-2008, 07:56 PM
      #26
    Foal
    I keep running into "horse culture" culture shocks. Heh..

    I had no idea it was even possible to put a fake tail on a horse. I had noticed that the tails on the show QH I'd seen clips off looked rather odd. As in they were so evenly cut and I don't know. Moved a bit oddly but I just put it down to me not being used to very heavily groomed tails. (I'm by far most used to Icelandic horses that have just big dirt brushed out of their tails regularily (as in clumps of mud and grass if it gets stuck etc) but are pretty much never brushed all the way through.

    I also didn't know you could tie the tail up and wrap or put conditioner and stuff like that on it.

    I knew that the general horse keeping back home is fairly "au naturel" so to speak but I don't think I quite realised how big a difference it is
         
        11-25-2008, 09:55 PM
      #27
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Angel_Leaguer    
    I thought ASB where suppose to be shown at natural mane and tail? Or is that just Arabs?
    Arabs are always shown natural mane and tail

    For saddlebreds, it depends on what class you are showing in...pleasure classes have full manes and tails, while park, 3-gaited and 5 gaited and fine harness wear switches (well, not all of them, just the ones who need it )
         
        11-25-2008, 11:15 PM
      #28
    Started
    There is big money in tails. The next time you see a gray horse go through an auction, look at the length and fullness of his tail. If it is long and thick, you could probably sell that tail for more than you pay for the horse.
         
        11-26-2008, 03:48 AM
      #29
    Weanling
    I know the ASB barn I use to work at owned at least 40 of them. One for every horse color under the sun. They were never noticeable in the ring as being fake. As it was said before, it depends on if you know how to put one in right or not.
         
        11-26-2008, 08:36 AM
      #30
    Started
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kickshaw    
    Arabs are always shown natural mane and tail

    For saddlebreds, it depends on what class you are showing in...pleasure classes have full manes and tails, while park, 3-gaited and 5 gaited and fine harness wear switches (well, not all of them, just the ones who need it )
    Thanks!!! I learn something new everyday
         

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