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.