Cut tails? - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

Cut tails?

This is a discussion on Cut tails? within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-13-2009, 07:58 PM
Originally Posted by Chavez    
ok I do not show other than in 4-h as a kid. I do trail rides now. But do they really put fake hair in horses tails? How much does something like that coast. I mean I have extensions in my own hair and it cost me a pretty I am so far behind the times. ( I always thought the horses at shows had AMAZING tails lol) I want to see pictures lol
My tail ran about $150 because its 2lbs and was at an overly priced tack store at the time lol. But anyways I have a loop that I tie my horses real tail in and align it with my horses real tail. It adds symetry to my horse and completes "the look". You can find good quality ones online. Just make sure they match your real horses tail or you will have to dye your horses tail just a little bit darker like mine!
Sponsored Links
    07-13-2009, 09:20 PM
No offence to anyone who uses extensions for you horse, but I just think they are ridiculous. Why spend that much on a fake tail, wheny uo can just out your horses REAL tail??
    07-14-2009, 12:14 AM
It's going to depend alot just on how quickly your horse 'grows' hair, really, and how short it was cut... Keep it clean, conditioned, and covered (if you can), to prevent damage. You can supplement her with a good dietary supplement for skin and coat, to aid in the process, as well, just to ensure that her body is at optimal health to grow coat.
    07-14-2009, 01:21 AM
No offence to anyone who uses extensions for you horse, but I just think they are ridiculous. Why spend that much on a fake tail, wheny uo can just out your horses REAL tail??
Its more easier said then done... especially playing with genetics. If tail extensions are done right... I personally think they are really pretty. Its obvious there is a tail extension when its not in right and that's where I think they are ridiculous.
    07-14-2009, 02:25 AM
I've only seen a couple of real looking tail extension jobs. Most of them just don't flow right with the horse, the entire thing moves in one big mass, instead of flowing the way a real tail would, but I think that in some disciplines, to really compete, there are some things, like fake tails, using stuff to make white socks whiter, ect, that you need to do to be competitive, and personally even though I don't like it, at least its better than say using chains to make a horse gait bigger, or paralizing the tail so it doesn't swish. But with my two horses with short tails, all I did was wash and condition, then braid and put in a tail bag. Unfortunately, my horse somehow lost his tail bag one day (never could find it), and let the baby next door eat his tail off in one night, and my dad ended up cutting his morgan's tail up at the hocks after I got it so it drug about 2 inches on the ground.
    07-14-2009, 06:52 PM
>>>> I've only seen a couple of real looking tail extension jobs.

Or maybe you've seen more than a couple, but didn't know it, because they were done so well you couldn't tell they had an extension....
    07-14-2009, 10:35 PM
Im a perfectionist and I feel more confident going into an arena knowing that my horse looks like a millon bucks and if a fake tail makes me feel that way than so be it. I make sure that my horses tail is not showing and not dragging so it will be definalty a tail that looks right. Its not to low and matches at her rear ankles. In the picture to the left my horse doesnt have a tail in at the time after she ripped some out. But now it looks fuller and better than ever with the fake tail in!

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tails! SallyRC123 Horse Grooming 9 05-31-2009 11:10 PM
Let's see those tails! TwendeHaraka Horse Pictures 25 03-12-2009 08:05 PM
tails brookelovesparelli Horse Grooming 7 02-14-2009 04:08 AM
Let's see those tails my2geldings Horse Pictures 1 11-10-2008 11:36 PM
Tails newhorsemom Horse Grooming 15 06-27-2008 01:02 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0