A fake tail adds volume, and fullness to your horse’s/pony’s tail for shows. Can be returned if it doesn’t match.
1/2 pound. 36" long. Knob top. 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.
The Knob Top has a larger top 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. In this case, a Natural Loop Top is preferred.
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).
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.
*Custom not available*
*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*
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 bottom of 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.
Feel free to message me if you would like to know how to attach them. ⭐️I posted a video on how to attach them, on Katie’s Horse Care Supply Facebook Page (dated November, 21, 2020).
Care Instructions: wash with same shampoo you use to wash your horse’s real tail. Hang to 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 transporting the tail from place to place. I do not recommend storing 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.
- Natural Black- lighter than jet black. Contains red, & white hairs, throughout. The bottom of the tail is frequently reddish in colour. Mostly matches bays, and blacks.
- Medium Sorrel- mostly red, with some white, and black hairs, naturally mixed in.
- Dark Sorrel- darker than medium sorrel.
*No white, or greys, in this style, sorry.
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 select the free local pick up option at checkout. You will be emailed the full address for pick up, after the order has been placed.