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post #11 of 38 Old 04-13-2009, 01:13 PM
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I don't understand why you wouldn't be able to live without one. In AQHA and APHA shows, yes the thing right now is fake tails for riding classes. In some of the AQHA and also schooling shows following AQHA rules, halter horses will have a fake tail in. I agree with Jessabel that it takes away from the horses hind end when you have this poofy thing hanging off their butt. I have shown without a fake tail and placed top 5 so I think it's just more a personal preference.

Around here, Showmanship/Halter are usually at the beginning of the day, so it would be pretty easy to show in those classes and then put in the tail for your riding classes. Just PLEASE make sure it's in right. We see a lot of youth riders around here with them in horribly. It looks so bad lol

As far as the mane, Jessabel was right again. It's to show off their neck.
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post #12 of 38 Old 04-13-2009, 01:22 PM
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i can live with out them but I normaly always use them in shows on my AQHA because, his tail is thin, and for english when you braid the tail it makes it easyer to braid and do the pinwheel and stuff on the end.
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For horses that have scrubby tails, I definitely see the benefit. I just was talking about horses who don't really need it. Generally those are the ones, IMO, that look the most obvious.
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my horse barly has a tail because it got caught to the fence my other one is only 2 and his tail isn`t like full yet so I don`t know how his will be.
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I wouldnt put a fake tail on a 2 year old. I think they look bizzare with them.
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i don`t like fake tails
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post #17 of 38 Old 04-13-2009, 01:39 PM
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im not useing a fake tail on my 2 year old I just got him, but I like foaled him and halter broke him ext. Because I help train and breed horses at the barn I board at so she gave him to me.
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A lot of fake tails are put in very bad! And they are almost always obvious! I am not a fan at all.

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Lol, I don't think the OP's question was 'do you like fake tails?' So if you don't, please don't comment on it. It's personal preference. I think it can balance a horse out when done correctly.

Also note, all of you 'haters', that sometimes these tails look so bad because the horse's real tail is nerve blocked. Horrible? Yup. But don't blame the fake tail all the time.

I think it MIGHT be illegal for halter horses to have fake tails... correct me if I'm wrong? But I thought they weren't allowed to have any embellishments.

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Sorry horseoffire, I must of misread your post.
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