Fake Tails 1 Pound*Knob Top. Real Horse Hair. Free Cover Bag. Free Bridle Charm, and Loop Charm.

Regular price $160.00

SHIPS OUT SAME DAY, or next business day.

CAN DELIVER TO YOUR STALL FOR FREE AT SHOWS I’M BRAIDING AT- Caledon Silver (Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday night), North Silver, EJF Silver, PHC OESD, possibly Trillium Jokers Hill at RCRA. Select, ‘Local Pick Up’ at checkout, and leave a note. Please also email me with details.



**PAY WITH E TRANSFER, AND SAVE 4% OFF YOUR ORDER! (I don’t pay any fees with E transfer, so I pass though savings along to you). APPLY DISCOUNT CODE: ETRANSFER  


*If a few people at your barn, want fake tails (and/or slinkies), please PM for a better rate.*




-REUSEABLE POM POM OR FLOWER- for the tail braid. *Can leave a note at check-out, with your preference of pom pom, or flower*

-FREE CHARM- for your bridle, mane braid, or tail braid *Can leave a note at check-out, with your preference*



A fake tail adds volume, and fullness to your horse’s/pony’s tail for shows. Can be returned if it doesn’t match. These tails are poofy!

Knob top, 1 pound. These tails are more full at the bottom, creating lots of volume.
Real horse hair. Comes with a tail bag cover. Can be trimmed to your horse's tail length. This is a very budget-friendly fake tail. Once the fake tail is attached/hung, if the horse’s real tail hangs longer past the fake, the real tail may need to be blunt cut to the same level as the fake, so that it matches. Weights cannot be added.

The Knob Top is larger than the Natural Loop Top. The Knob Top can be hard to hide if there’s not a lot of the horse’s real hair to cover it. Typically a horse with a narrow/skinny dock, won’t have enough hair to cover it. In this case, a Natural Loop Top Fake Tail is preferred (it has a sleeker top, so it’s easier to hide).

If the colour is not a perfect match, might be able to make it work if it’s ‘blended’ in. I find with the sorrel colours, that if it matches one of the colours in the real tail, it can usually work (see photo). Hang/attach the tail to truly see if it will work (don’t just hold the tail beside the real tail). 

*Custom not available*

*1 Pound is the maximum weight available*

*A fake tail, and the tail braid, should be taken out after showing as soon as possible. Docks are very sensitive. Fakes hung for a long time, can cause damage.

NEVER leave a fake/tail braid in for 2 days straight. The dock needs a break. It can be re-done that night/next morning *

Can be cut shorter for ponies. Ideally it should sit near the bottom of the dock, so it doesn't interfere with the braid.

Can be used with the tail unbraided, or braided.

Tails should be ‘pulled up’ (see photo), anytime when the horse isn’t being ridden- in the trailer, in the stall, including in the stall between classes. The shavings create a ‘higher’ floor, so it’s quite easy for the horse to step on their fake, and rip it out, or the tail could fall apart from being stepped on.

✨To determine the minimum length you require, measure in inches from the bottom of the dock, to bottom of fetlocks. See photo. As a braider, my preference for length, would be hanging it near the bottom of the dock, so that it doesn’t interfere with the braid. Fakes that are very long, can cause bulk/a bulge under the braid- See photo.

❌Fake tails are NOT meant for daily use. They are not meant for horses that have short tails, and need a longer tail to swat at flies ❌

-HAIR FALL: to prevent, reduce, or fix hairs from falling out, can add Contact Cement to the base of the hairs near the knob (see photo). Visible glue can be removed with nail polish remover. Most of these fakes, already have been glued.


⭐️Videos on how to attach them, are posted on my Facebook page- Katie’s Horse Care Supply 2.0 - dated December 28, 2023.


Care Instructions (Please See Photos For More Information): wash with same shampoo, and conditioner you use to wash your horse’s real tail. Hang to dry. Once dry, spray with Show Sheen. Brush EXTREMELY gently. Most of these fakes, already come washed. Having a few hairs come out is normal. When not in use, hang freely (not in cover bag). The cover bag should just be used for bringing the tail from one place to another. Don’t store it in a tack trunk laying down. If the tail is not kept straight, it may create a curl. 
TO REMOVE CURL: put water/Show Sheen on the curl, and gently brush. 


Jet black- every hair is solid black/dark black.

Natural black- lighter than jet black. Contains red, and white hairs throughout. The bottom of the tail is frequently reddish in colour.

Light sorrel- very light in colour. I don’t carry this colour. Photo is just to show the difference in sorrel colours.

Medium sorrel- mostly red, with some white, and black hairs, naturally mixed in. 

Dark sorrel- very deep red. Appears dark brown, but turns a real dark red in the sunlight.

Flaxen, White, and Grey are not available in knob top. 



T. Currell  July 2017

’The tail is perfect 💜 Thank you!!!’


E. Catriona Strutt  Sept 2017

’Love my new tail. Katie’s Horse Care Supply was great to deal with. Local, and matched perfect :) For anyone looking to get a great looking tail, I highly recommend! :)’


H. Douglas April 2018

’Had my first show today, and the tail I ordered, looked absolutely wonderful!’


Shipping in Ontario, and Quebec, is a flat rate of $10.99. Orders are shipped via Canada Post Expedited Parcel, and are usually shipped same day, or next business day.  The average delivery time is 1-3 business days, once the order has been shipped. Includes a tracking number, and insurance up to $100.  Additional insurance can be purchased by request. Shipping in other provinces is $12.99- $14.99, and takes 4- 6 business days to arrive.  *PLEASE NOTE: THERES A LOT OF SCAM EMAILS STATING YOUR PACKAGE WAS UNABLE TO BE DELIVERED. THIS IS A SCAM. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR TRACKING PROVIDED TO SEE UPDATES ON YOUR PACKAGE*

PICK UP: Local pick up is available on Durham Crt, in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada (main intersection: Stevenson, and Gibb). Simply choose the free local pick up option at checkout. You will be emailed the full address for pick up, after the order has been placed.