Originally Posted by gogaited
Astonishing how many people buy into this nonsense.
Well you might think its nonsense, but if you want to be competitive and actually have a chance of placing then you have to display a pretty picture. Doesn't matter how well trained your horse is, if it has dental floss for a tail.....it will be noticed, whether you like it or not....also if you have a horse that wrings its tail, and many horses just do it for the sake of doing it, a false tail can keep a tail from become a distraction in the pen. My horse (his sire and his brothers) all just flick and wring their tails around.....I'm definitely putting in a false tail to quiet it down when I show........sure is better than injecting the dock and having a limp fish tail.......so what you consider to be 'nonsense' is actually quite smart show sense.