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Elevation15
Aug. 3, 2009, 12:16 PM
I was trying to think of a good way to commemorate my partnership with my horse seeing as I going off to college in a few weeks. I found the website http://www.ponylocks.com and the bracelets look like the perfect idea. The only thing I'm unsure about is just cutting off a chunk of my horse's hair. Does anyone have experience with getting a bracelet made by either this person or another company? Is cutting the hair off a big deal?
Thanks in advance!

BeastieSlave
Aug. 3, 2009, 12:52 PM
I had a couple bracelets made for my girls at Christmas. They LOVE them and wear them all the time, BTW! I used someone else, but lots of folks here have used ponylocks and you'll find a bunch of posts/threads if you do a search.

From the still living horses, I took tail hair from the inside of the tail and it wasn't a big deal. You couldn't tell anything then or now. I used a couple of beasties, but if I was just using one, I would probably take two or three sections of inner tail to get the required amount. I think my gal wanted about a pencil's diameter of hair...

HJPony
Aug. 3, 2009, 01:12 PM
I have one! My trainer gave me one soon after selling my pony hunter. She used the company you had mentioned, ponylocks. I noticed my pony's tail was thinner but thought nothing of it. It was a surprise and it wasn't very noticeable at all. It's super cool and has lasted a long time. I love it!

see u at x
Aug. 3, 2009, 01:24 PM
I loved the one made by Sarah Kelley of Theodore O'Connor's hair that was auctioned off last year and given to Karen O'Connor. It looked like it had little beads or something braided in with the hair. It was beautiful.

http://useventing.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/convention-08-181.jpg

War Admiral
Aug. 3, 2009, 01:27 PM
I actually ended up learning to make my own b/c of some weird psychological hangup where I would find myself bursting into tears at the thought of letting the late HRH Avery's tail hair go to some stranger (the idea STILL tears me up - I'm a bit odd I know!). Bad pic here (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/goonrgrrl/1sttrysm.jpg).

But ponylocks would have been my first choice of who to send it to. :yes:

As Beastie said, you want to take your hair from inside the tail, and keep it in as uniform a length as you possibly can.

You'll like it. They wear a surprisingly long time!

Tackpud
Aug. 3, 2009, 01:48 PM
Try Twisted Tails - they do an awesome job.

luckeys71
Aug. 3, 2009, 07:16 PM
I have a friend who makes all kinds of horse hair jewelry. She makes some very beautiful stuff. She has made several pieces for me. Her website is www.highhopesdesigns.com .

ERollison
Aug. 3, 2009, 07:25 PM
I have a pony locks bracelet and I LOVE it!! Great quality work. There is also a lady in Canada who makes them for a good price http://handsheartsandhooves.yolasite.com/

Take the tail section from the middle of the tail so it is not as noticeable.

see u at x
Aug. 3, 2009, 07:25 PM
I have a friend who makes all kinds of horse hair jewelry. She makes some very beautiful stuff. She has made several pieces for me. Her website is www.highhopesdesigns.com .

Her stuff is GORGEOUS! I really love the white one with the pink beads...that is lovely. :yes:

nadasy
Aug. 3, 2009, 09:07 PM
I've been getting mine from Marjan Polek in AZ. Here url is:
http://www.horsehairart.com

I just ordered my 3rd one. I got one of the first ones in 1999. I wear mine all the time just taking it off when I shower. They are beautifully done. I sent her hair from my horse, plus horsehair from 4 of my horses who are at Rainbow Bridge.

luckeys71
Aug. 4, 2009, 12:32 AM
Hope of High Hopes Designs does do some incredible stuff. I've been fortunate to see a lot in person. She did one from my mare, when she first started and asked for some donated white hair and I sent her some. She does stuff from your horse or will do color requests from hair she has. I am a Zookeeper, so she put all these little zoo animal charms on it. Really cute. Then, after we put the Zoo's 36yo pony down, I had her make bracelets for me and the two keepers who were currently taking care of her. I couldn't believe how beautiful they turned out. The other two girls cried when I gave them to them! I keep meaning to harvest some hair from my mare and her daughter for a mixed bracelet of the two.

trv_at_tacf
Aug. 4, 2009, 12:33 AM
I love this idea! I made my own for my first horse that we had to put down. Since it wasn't spectacularly made, I dont wear it anymore but i have it hanging here in my room. However, I am definitely thinking about sending tail out to get one made "professionally" for more other horse i just put down a 2 months ago. Especially since i saved lots of tail!

cyndi
Aug. 26, 2009, 12:57 PM
My partner and I make horse hair bracelets. They are well made and very durable. It does not take a 'huge' hunk of hair... about a pencil diameter thickness, about 16" long if you want a square braid, about 14" will do for a round braid. We usually take it from the center of the tail so it's not noticeable at all. Our website is not completely finished yet, but you can get an idea of what we offer. And if you have an idea, we can create almost anything you might want.

http://www.tailspunjewelry.com/

BAC
Aug. 26, 2009, 01:24 PM
Try Twisted Tails - they do an awesome job.

I plan to use Twisted Tails also, when I have the extra money. And they tell you how to prepare the hair before sending it to them on their website I think. In addition, they can add hair if you don't have enough. I was taking hair from a horse that had just died so I am not sure I have enough for a bracelet, I'm glad they can substitute some to match, if necessary.

diKecnadnuS
Aug. 27, 2009, 01:05 PM
Sorry I'm a little late getting on this thread, but since I don't own a horse anymore I need to get my fix in jewelry and other horsey fashion as much as possible! I have a bracelet from Kate's Equine (http://katesequine.com/) that I absolutely adore! The craftsmanship is beautiful and all of the metal is Sterling Silver. I have a smaller wrist and buying bracelets is hard for me, but she was totally willing to do the exact measurements I wanted. I'm wearing mine right now, and I love it! She also can substitute extra hair if you do not have enough, or if you want something horsey and don't have your own horse she's happy to do an entire bracelet of substitute horse hair. :)

Kinsella
Aug. 28, 2009, 12:01 PM
Mine is from www.twistedtails.com (http://www.twistedtails.com) and I can't say enough good about them. Fantastic work, fast turnaround, and they returned the leftover hair (I didn't think there would be any) with the bracelet. I don't wear mine often (because I am afraid of losing it), but every time I do I have people asking where I got it.