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    My horse has a not so great tail, and i was thinking of buying him a fake tail. Is this not necessary for the hunters or Eq? Where would be the best place to buy one? The tricky thing is my horse is grey and his tail isn't prefectly white, so would I have to have one custom made. Is this a waste of my money, or is is better so that it will look like he has an ok tail?

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    My horse has a not so great tail, and i was thinking of buying him a fake tail. Is this not necessary for the hunters or Eq? Where would be the best place to buy one? The tricky thing is my horse is grey and his tail isn't prefectly white, so would I have to have one custom made. Is this a waste of my money, or is is better so that it will look like he has an ok tail?

    ~Christina~
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      I should say his tail isn't really horrible, but at my barn I'm surrounded by horses with awesome tails, so George is stating to get a complex. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif[/img]

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      • #4
        Fake tails are illegal under USAEq rules I believe.

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        • #5
          the people that i work for used a fake tail on one of their horses in the equ and hunters at indio. Its totally legal to use one and makes horses with no tail look much better.

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            • #7
              I think fake tails look just that- FAKE.

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              • #8
                I think that they cost about $200?? My friend who braids charges an extra $5 or so to put them in when she does tails.

                And, yes, I believe they are legal.
                The Evil Chem Prof

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                • #9
                  Hey personally i LOVE the fake tails and I have used them on my horse before...I actually like the fuller look and yes they do look fake but i think the horse looks more elegant that way!! and fake tails are NOT illegal LOL or TONS of people would be fined for doing this...

                  Mariah

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                  • #10
                    I think they look fake also, and just seem like they'd be a bigger hassle than they are worth.

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                    • #11
                      Ruby never had her tail braided cuz she would ring it, and it looked too skinny. One day we decided to do hunters at Menlo on her, and we borrowed a fake. Now I won't go without it. The tail (no one will believe me, unless you've seen it) made her go better. She had a very bouncy hind end, and the tail made it look flatter, which was very nice, because it was a little distracting. So, I am all for fake tails, in fact the majority of the hunters at our barn wear em, the majority of hunters out there wear them! They can look fake, but if you get a good one they don't! Most people don't think that Ruby's is fake....You just have to get one that doesn't make the tail HUGE, if it's too big, get your braider to thin it out, they can make sure that it looks ok.
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                      • #12
                        So where do you get a good one?

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                        • #13
                          They are almost a requirement at the Paint shows it seems, and it is not uncommon for them to fall out in the ring [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif[/img] I would be very careful about pursuing that option. BTW, I also think they tend to look fake.

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                          • #14
                            You can get good ones from Champion Tails, but a lot of tack stores carry the basic colors now...grey shouldnt be tooo hard since most grey tails have enough different colors that they fit...We got my sisters hunter a new tail from Champion tails, and his tail is weird, they did a good job soo.....I dunno, Christina if you really want to know, IM me, I can tell ya where my mom got King's. Ruby's we bought off someone, because it was obviously good luck =) Hers is special, she is so redish brown that hers is black with some redish color in it....haha, but thats another story..
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                            • #15
                              Since Elliot and Ruby are related, it sounds like they also have the same tail swishy thing going on.
                              I also hate his skimpy tail.
                              And I have thought perhaps that extra wt would make a difference.
                              He is a red bay like Ruby, but his tail is jet black. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img]

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                              • #16
                                George's tail looked great in the pic-- for what it's worth, that is!

                                LML
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                                • #17
                                  at breed shows. EVERYONE uses them. Its like.. going to the ring without a bridle. (I was going to say underwear, but in light of certain threads..)

                                  Anyway, just like anything else, fake tails vary greatly in price depending on the quality of the tail that you order.

                                  Here are some links to sites that do tails. I ordered my paint's tail from the first one. And one the thing about how George's tail isnt white, none of them have white tails. So keep in mind that when they make white tails, they make them "horse white." lol. But I know that the first place will do custom and the 2nd place is all custom.

                                  http://www.showhorsepromotions.com/hair.htm

                                  http://www.judilovell.com/tails.html

                                  http://www.loveequestrian.com

                                  http://www.tailsbymary.com

                                  Just like anything else, some of these will be better than others. But you can tell by looking at the site. I am quite satisfied with the tail I recieved from the first link. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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                                  • #18
                                    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Jamie Taylor:
                                    We got my sisters hunter a new tail...QUOTE]

                                    I just thought that sounded too funny, for some reason!!! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

                                    Aleesha

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                                    • #19
                                      hmm, why did i think these were illegal??

                                      Were they in the past?

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                                      • #20
                                        I believe fake tails are illegal in hunter conformation and hunter breeding. (If you'd like I could go find the rule and be sure?)

                                        As for looking fake, fake tails that cost $200 are going to look fake. Sometimes a blend of "not real" hair glued to a post.

                                        A really nice tail that will look and feel natural because it is REAL HORSE HAIR would cost close to $800-$1000.

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