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        01-07-2013, 08:49 PM
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    I would want to add fullness. So 1 lb?
         
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        01-07-2013, 08:51 PM
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    That would be ok. I might get a pound this year as well. Ri was not yet a two year old when I bought his.
         
        01-07-2013, 09:55 PM
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    Do those bother them in their tails?
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        01-08-2013, 10:28 AM
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    I think a poud would be best for your horse as well:) as for length though, your probably going to want to get longgg. You could always cut it! And you should measure from where youd be tying it in, to howeveer long youd like it to be. To answer your question, I think that they probably feel that extra weight on there, but to be honest I doubt they really care that the fake tail is on. It is afterall only one pound, and they probably get used to it after a few minutes.
         
        01-08-2013, 01:19 PM
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    I would think 36" would probably be ok. Your horse doesn't look to be super tall (15'2ish?)

    Some horses are bothered by the tails, some aren't. I would attache it and ride in it before the day of the show. That way you'll know how to put it on and he'll get used to it.
         
        01-08-2013, 01:35 PM
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    The folks I've talked to at shows say to cut or pull a sample from the center of the tail, as close to the tail bone as you can get, and send that to them. I was told to measure from about 2 inches from the bottom of the tail bone down to the fetlocks to get length. You want to go pretty much from where you attach down to the fetlocks for length. I was going to wait a year before I ordered a tail for Skippy, you don't really need them at lower level type shows, and then someone 'trimmed' his tail with their teeth. Not going to have a choice now!
         
        01-08-2013, 01:51 PM
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    Just wanted to say thanks for this thread! My foal, Aeri, ate her mom's tail off. I'm taking Jazz to some shows within the next few months and have been trying to figure out the different weights/types of fake tails as I haven't used one before. Her tail is all the gone except on her tail bone. She looks HORRIBLE...Miss Aeri should be proud of herself...being so thorough. So from what I can gather a 2lb. Would be best for her as she has none left? Thanks!
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        01-08-2013, 02:33 PM
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    Just wanted to say thanks for this thread! My foal, Aeri, ate her mom's tail off. I'm taking Jazz to some shows within the next few months and have been trying to figure out the different weights/types of fake tails as I haven't used one before. Her tail is all the gone except on her tail bone. She looks HORRIBLE...Miss Aeri should be proud of herself...being so thorough. So from what I can gather a 2lb. Would be best for her as she has none left? Thanks!
    Check the USEF rules on the weight of the tail. It might be illegal depending on where you show.
         
        01-08-2013, 04:36 PM
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    He's 15.3
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        01-08-2013, 05:10 PM
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    Originally Posted by Piaffe    
    Just wanted to say thanks for this thread! My foal, Aeri, ate her mom's tail off. I'm taking Jazz to some shows within the next few months and have been trying to figure out the different weights/types of fake tails as I haven't used one before. Her tail is all the gone except on her tail bone. She looks HORRIBLE...Miss Aeri should be proud of herself...being so thorough. So from what I can gather a 2lb. Would be best for her as she has none left? Thanks!
    2 lbs is a LOT of tail. I wouldn't go over 1.5, in the show ring, they seem to be trending away from the huge fake tails of years past. They seem to be going for more natural looking and 1.5 to 2 lbs almost always looks pretty fake. Even if your horse has no tail, I wouldn't go that heavy. I went to World Champs this year and spoke with several vendors and they showed me the different weights of tails and even unwashed, so unfluffed, the 2 lbs were very big.
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