SHIPS OUT SAME DAY, or next business day.
CAN DELIVER TO YOUR STALL FOR FREE AT SHOWS I’M BRAIDING AT- Caledon Silver, North Silver, EJF Silver. Possibly PHC Trillium & Jokers Hill. 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). DISCOUNT CODE: ETRANSFER
*PAYMENT MUST BE MADE WITH E TRANSFER. NOT CREDIT CARD, OR PAYPAL*. OPTION FOR ETRANSFER IS ON THE PAYMENT PAGE * Follow instructions at checkout.
COMES WITH A FREE:
-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*
-FREE CHARM FOR THE FAKE TAIL LOOP.
*Press on the drop-down menu, to view all options*
A fake tail adds volume, and fullness to your horse’s/pony’s tail for shows. Can be returned if it doesn’t match. All come with a cover bag.
These tails become very poofy after being washed, and gently brushed. Tails might already come washed, and brushed.
Real horse hair.
Tapered ends. A very natural-looking tail. Can be trimmed. The sleek top attachment can be hidden easily (hence the difference in price from the knob top fake tails). Different lengths, and weights available. Everything is listed when scrolling through the options.
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*
*EXTRA FEATURE: hair strands falling out is normal. As tails age, more hairs falling out is normal. To help prevent/reduce this, I’ve added clear, Contact Cement glue to the joints. Globs of excess glue that may be visible, can be removed with nail polish remover.
*Fake tails should be taken out after showing as soon as possible. Docks are very sensitive, and fakes hung for a long period of time, can cause severe damage. If showing 2 days in a row, PLEASE NEVER leave a tail in for 2 days straight. Remove as soon as possible after showing to give the dock a break, and then can be put back in during the night/morning for day 2*
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.
HOW TO MEASURE: To determine the minimum length you need, measure from bottom of dock, to bottom of fetlocks, in inches. 2 inches longer than your measurement is ideal. *If they don’t have much tail at the bottom of their tail, I definitely recommend adding on 2 inches to your measurement*. 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. Please measure your pony/horse to ensure the minimum length needed.
❌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 ❌
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. Having a few hairs come out is normal. When not in use, hang freely (not in the 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.
⭐️Video on how to attach them, is posted on my Facebook Page, Katie’s Horse Care Supply (dated November, 21, 2020).
Jet Black- solid black.
Natural Black- lighter than jet black. Contains red, and white hairs, throughout. The bottom is frequently reddish in colour. *Some Chestnuts have a Natural Black tail*.
Light Sorrel- very light.
Medium Sorrel- mostly red, with some white, and black hairs, naturally mixed in.
Dark Sorrel- a bit darker than Medium Sorrel.
Can be hard to show the exact colour/shade with light grey, yellowish/cream, white, light flaxen, and medium flaxen in photos.
Can send a free small sample of, light grey, and light flaxen.
Light Grey- very light, and bright. Cream, and black strands. Has a yellowish tone, as shown in the photo in natural/outdoor lighting. It’s ideal that their tail is washed, when trying to see if the fake matches.
Yellowish/Cream- very yellow. Colour will get duller/not be so bright once being used. Can also whiten up a bit, by washing with Quic Silver (See photos for more information).
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.