Fake Tails 1/2 Pound

Regular price $85.00

A fake tail adds volume, and fullness to your horse’s/pony’s tail for shows.

1/2 pound. 34"-36". Knob top. More of a blunt-cut style bottom, so it’s very full at the bottom. 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. I find that people competing at the trillium shows, use this tail. The majority of my braiding clients have this 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.

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.

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

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. 

  1. Jet black- every hair is solid black. 
    ⭐️IN STOCK IS .40 pound. 1/2 pound SOLD OUT⭐️
  2. 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.
  3. Medium sorrel- mostly red, with some white, and black hairs, naturally mixed in.
  4. Dark sorrel- darker than medium sorrel.
  5. Dark grey- mostly black hairs, mixed with some silver, and white hairs. Same colour from top to bottom. If you are looking for a grey tail, that has a yellowish colour at the bottom, please look under, ‘Fake Tails Handmade By Me, With Love’.



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.

Local pick up is available in Oshawa, Ontario. Arrangements can be made to pick up in Pickering. Simply choose the free local pickup option at checkout. Will be emailed an address for pick up, once order has been placed.