Originally Posted by QHChik
this one is easy, hair dye. We had a fake tail for Max that was very very black and where he was out through the fall, spring, and winter his tail looked like your mare's. We would dye it at the first of every show season and it was great through the summer.
You can try putting her up during the day though, that will keep her from bleaching out.
When I showed Chloe that's what I had to do. Her tail gets really orange and it bothered me. I havent done it in a couple years though because Grace isnt really showing to much anyways
To do it I washed it a few days ahead of time and kept it wrapped so it wouldnt get really dirty again. I would take a garbage bag and poke a hole at the base and run it up her tail to protect her buckskin color (I used tape to tpe it to her body). Since she has some frosting I didnt want to lose that so I tucked the strands under the bag as well. Then I would but tape on the bag but wrap it tight around the base of her tail.
I would continue to use plastic to basically wrap her back half of her body. It took 2 bottles of dye and I applied like you would to a human. While it was in the sit time I would wrap it in plastic to avoid her from swishing her tail. Then I would rinse like normal and apply the conditioner that came with the dye. I really had to make sure that nothing was left on the tail. Then I would unwrap Chloe and let the tail dry.
Chloe stands really good for this as long as the flies arent bothering her. It is amazing what we make our horses go through....lol