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post #1 of 7 Old 08-07-2013, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Tail Extensions

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I have a very strong prospect soon to be vetted and with (crossed fingers) he vets. So far no outward signs of any issues with any of the eyes that have seen his video and these same eyes have picked out, accurately I might add, issues with other horses I have vetted.

Now, on that note, he is an Oldenburg X TBred so should have a tail, however, in this case it is a genetic issue as his sire didn't have a thick one either, though it looks a little thicker than the one this horse has.

I've watched vids on how to insert a false tail, but, my questions is, how visible is the attachment point if the horse swishes the tail around? This horse would be ridden dressage so a fairly quiet tail in any case (hopefully) but how secure are these extensions?

If the horse vets I will obviously work on the thickening and lengthening and hopefully get a little bit more but he is never going to have a tail that would make anyone swoon..:)..laugh hysterically maybe but......
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-07-2013, 06:22 PM
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If put in neatly and correctly, it is not visible at all.
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-07-2013, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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The tail in question:

Sites I have found have varying weights..I am making the assumption the weights relate to the thickness of the "tail."

What might be a recommendation here..1/2 lb. 3/4 lb? I am not looking for the ultimate Friesian tail, just something a little more, er, respectable for the size of this horse :).
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-07-2013, 06:42 PM
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I would go with a 1/2 lb and your horse have plenty of hairs there to hide the extension attachment.
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-11-2013, 11:18 PM
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That tail isn't that bad! Considering my Thoroughbred, she has a horrible, nasty, thin tail. What I do- Buy Mane N' Tail Shampoo and shampoo it really well, rinse it out. Then have Mane N' Tail Conditioner, put some in, let it set for a while, then rinse it out. It can be left in so then put some more in and leave it in. Then while the tail is just *almost* dry take a comb or brush and brush it out little at a time. They get one thick tail!
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-11-2013, 11:24 PM
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The tail is not that bad, IMO. I wouldn't use more than 1/2 lb tail if you decide you HAVE to use one but I can always spot the fake tails at the shows. Check your rules and see if it's legal for you, some breeds it isn't. They aren't cheap so you don't want to buy one if you can't use it.

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I rode the horse again today and took another look..the tail really isn't all that bad. It IS thin and what looked like short hair on the top looks more like the horse was a victim of his paddock mate; it is very short, almost like it was hit by a clipper blade (it wasn't clipped).

I think it will be more a matter of what was recommended, work it through nutrition and very careful grooming.
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