*Please scroll all the way down in the selection box. Different lengths are available further down for certain colours* Can be returned if it doesn’t match.
A fake tail adds volume, and fullness to your horse’s/pony’s tail for shows.
Real horse hair. Tapered ends. A very natural-looking tail. Comes with a tail bag cover. Can be trimmed. The sleek top attachment can be hidden easily (hence the difference in price from the knob top fake tails).
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*
*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.
‘A Circuit’ Braiders prefer their clients to have this natural loop top tail.
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 need, measure from bottom of dock, to bottom of fetlocks, in inches. 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. To give you an idea for lengths, from personal experience, a small pony needs roughly around 28.5”, Medium pony around 30.5”, Large Pony around 32”, 15.3hh horse around 33”. Please measure your pony/horse to ensure the minimum length needed. Some have longer docks than normal, and some have shorter docks than normal.
❌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: 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.
⭐️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.
Medium Sorrel- mostly red, with some white, and black hairs, naturally mixed in.
Dark Sorrel- a bit darker than Medium Sorrel.
Natural White- yellowish.
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