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Choosing the Right Tail Extension

Our tail extensions are available in any color, length and fullness. Custom Tails are available in 26 in-stock colors, and we can blend different tails hairs to match any out-of the-ordinary colored tail. The heavier and longer the tail extension, the higher the price. The less common tail hair colors – white, silver, gray and flaxen are more expensive, due to the scarcity of the tail hair. Our in-stock Custom Tails are available in fullness from ½ pound all the way up to 2 pounds. Custom Tails are available in either a blunt end or tapered (natural) end.

Rendered Tails

When choosing a color, the general rule of thumb is to match your horse’s most predominant tail color. Determine the length you need by measuring from your horse’s tail bone down to however long you want the tail to be – usually around the fetlock/pastern area. Weight is a matter of personal preference – you can choose a tail extension to complement your horse in a very natural way, or go with a heavier tail extension for a “big tail” look, or to help with tail carriage.

Matching Color

We carry three types of standard tail extension attachments – braided horsehair loops, braided horsehair ties, and the tube end attachment. We also carry Natural Look tail extensions, weighted tail extensions and Natural Loop tail extensions. Please refer to our FAQ’s page for additional information on the different type of attachments, and click on the appropriate buttons for detailed information on our Natural Look tail extensions, weighted tails, and Natural Loop tail extensions.

Most yearlings and halter horses will use a shorter ½ lb. or ¾ lb. tapered end tail extensions, to look more natural with the tail they have, and appropriate to their age. Most mature show horses will wear at least a one pound tail extension, usually blunt on the bottom.

Click on our FAQ’s page for additional information on choosing the right tail extension for your horse!

 

Top Attachment Styles

Braided Horsehair Loop

Loop End

Braided Horsehair Ties

Tie Ends

Tube

Tube Ends
 

Bottom End Styles

Blunt

Blunt End

Natural Taper

Natural Taper
 

Rendered Tails

Rendered Tails

Click on our FAQ’s Page for additional information on choosing the right tail extension for your horse!