I have rather short nails naturally, so fake nails look nice, but are not practical to me! Lol! I had them once a few years ago. I was riding my instructor's haflinger pony with his big thick mane. When came to jumping that day, my nails were pretty much gone! Lol.
I rode with fake nails after a ball and I had a jumping lesson so I put on gloves because I thought it would help them not get caught....when I finished the lesson and took my gloves off the nails were still in there!!!! Groooossss.