Guide to Fitting a False Tail



Is your horse or pony’s tail thin and damaged, spoiling the look of the overall appearance?  No need to despair, with the help of a false tail you can easily transform that final impression.  In this issue Supreme Products provides advice on using and fitting a false tail. 

With the start of the outdoor showing season underway, it’s time to assess the turnout of your horse or pony and consider where any improvements can be made.

Something that can be overlooked and which makes a big difference is the quality of the tail.

Damaged, thin or rubbed tails can transform immaculate turnout into a show ring nightmare but by using a false tail you can easily increase the volume or disguise a thin tail to gain the overall look you are aiming for.

False tails from Supreme Products are made from natural hair with a fabric loop at the top making them easy to secure in place.

Tails are available in a wide variety of colours to match your horse and three different thickness options.

As a guideline single tails are for improving the appearance of a thin or wispy tail; double tails, for larger breeds or ponies with badly damaged or hardly any tail; and triple tails are for use with Native breeds.


How to fit a false tail:

false tail 1 april13Step 1: Start at the base of the dock, take some hair approx ½ cm thickness, split this into 3 strands from which you can form a plait.






Step 2: Begin to plait a 3 strand plait just as you would to plait your horse’s mane. Make 3 or 4 crossovers before you are ready to put the false tail in.


false tail 2 april 13Step 3: After 3 or 4 crossovers, take one of the strands of the plait and thread it through the loop at the top of the false tail. Continue to plait for approx 2 inches once you have threaded the one strand through the loop.





Step 4: Once you have plaited down 2 inches, put in a rubber band to secure and / or sew the base of the plait. Some people also prefer to put in a couple of stitches around the loop within the plait.


false tail 3 april13Step 5: Shake your horse’s tail – the false tail will merge inside the existing tail.






false tail 4 april 13Step 6: Trim to the length required and blend with the natural tail.






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