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To Fake Tail or Not to Fake Tail.

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  • #41
    Regardless my opinion on fake tails, I think for the 3ft hunters you would be completely fine without one. If you move up to the juniors where you see more of them then maybe reevaluate.


    • #42
      Spray the hocks with Show Sheen and the tail does hang between the hocks.

      If you *think* you have been able to notice every horse that has a fake tail, dollars to donuts there were a whole whack of them at each and every show that did have a fake tail that you didn't notice.

      How would you know if a horse was wearing a fake tail that you weren't able to pick out of a crowd? You didn't notice it!

      Get a 1/2 lb that is nicely tapered. Leave the banged tails to the WP folks.


      • #43
        You need to get a standing shot instead of all the movement ones, where you can actually see his tail.

        But a fake tail will NOT make his neck look longer!


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          Originally posted by lauriep View Post
          You need to get a standing shot instead of all the movement ones, where you can actually see his tail.

          But a fake tail will NOT make his neck look longer!
          Checking to make sure it's not going to make it look shorter! Haha I know there's basically nothing I can do to make it look much longer except do an insane amount of extra braids, but it's okay. I just don't want to make him look super hind end heavy and awkwardly even shorter in the front. I don't have any standing ones yet, but I'll see if I can get one tomorrow.


          • #45
            I don't care for the look of a fake tail that looks fat at the bottom. Of course, I am in the minority of people who can appreciate the look of a thin mane and tail, especially on an appaloosa.
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            • #46
              Originally posted by Andrew View Post
              B R A V O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

              Fake tails need to be banned plain and simple!!!!
              I take it with your name you are a male? If so, you never looked at a woman with make up? Or a nice outfit? Heels? Colored hair? Or if you are a female - you have NEVER done any of these things?

              Isn't putting shoes on a horse considered fake? Should they too be banned?

              Please; this does not mean someone is FAKE. It means they want to look nice... yes some over do it but the reality of it all is there are fake a holes that would never have a manicure done, color their hair or put on false eyelashes and they are still FAKE.

              A fake tail can look nice if done well. Some don't and some need them if they have a big head or something like that.

              I agree it's a balance issue and when braided I think they finish the look if the tail is too thin.

              So whatever you want OP. I think your horse would look nice and agree with Rel6.
              If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.


              • #47
                Originally posted by gumshoe View Post
                Spray the hocks with Show Sheen and the tail does hang between the hocks.

                If you *think* you have been able to notice every horse that has a fake tail, dollars to donuts there were a whole whack of them at each and every show that did have a fake tail that you didn't notice.

                How would you know if a horse was wearing a fake tail that you weren't able to pick out of a crowd? You didn't notice it!

                Get a 1/2 lb that is nicely tapered. Leave the banged tails to the WP folks.
                That's a great idea. My horses tail sticks between their legs - the real ones not a fake one...

                I have been lucky and have had horses with big fat tails where people ask if they are fake.

                Here is a butt shot of my horse with NO FAKE tail...



                Other horses fat "real" tail:


                My new horse, I just asked my trainer today if he gets a fake tail for the show... his is so wimpy and sad..... But maybe with good nutrition now it will get fuller. (?)

                I did have an appy growing up so I was happy when I got a few horses with pretty tails...

                I think a fake one that doesn't look QH would be fine like gumshoe says.
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