I agree, not strange at all. Sorry to hear of your loss, rip Wally. I saved my mare's entire tail, she passed several years ago. I saved it in a vacuum sealed bag. I've been learning to hitch horsehair and plan to make myself reins from her tail once I'm certain I am good enough not to ruin it.
I have opened the bag a couple times and the smell is still there and has me in tears each time. Posted via Mobile Device