Apply a Tail Extension

Active show horses’ tails take a lot of abuse: rubbing while shipping, snagging on buckets and repeated braiding. To compensate for hair loss, many exhibitors use artificial tailpieces. Here are the steps I use to apply a tailpiece to an ?unbraided tail. After that, I braid the tail for competition.

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Jennie Vigliano braids for top trainers on the A circuit, including hunter trainer Scott Stewart.

This article first appeared in the June 2012 issue of Practical Horseman magazine.

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