Weighted Tail Options
Tail Extension Weights
These are weights which are put into a tail extension that is set up for weights. Click on the picture to the left or the title above to read more or order these weights.
Tail Weight Pouches
These weights do not require a tail extension to use. Click on the picture to the right or the title above to read more or order these weights.
Why would I be interested in weights?
Do you have a horse that holds their tail out while performing or do you have a horse that constantly swishes their tail? Is having your horses tail "fixed" out of the question? Then tail weights might work for you! While some horses do not respond to the added weight, most horses will respond to weights by either putting it down flat against their butt or holding it still. All horses will vary so they may not work for all horses, but more often than not, the weight will work.
Why not just get a horse tail extension with more hair in it?
A two pound tail is a lot of hair to care for and when you do not have a lot of time to spare, a two pound tail can become too much to handle. If you have a horse with a thin tail, a two pound tail may not look natural in the horse's tail. With tail extension weights, you can use one pound of hair and add weights to get to the desired weight. The tail pouches are ideal for performance horses which do not need a tail extension, but could benefit from tail weights.
What weights are offered?
We are currently selling both tail extension weights and tail weight pouches. Tail extension weights are only being sold in one pound increments. The weight pouches have a weight inside which is one solid piece. Size will depend on the amount of weight you choose. When you purchase tail extension weights, you are purchasing a full one pound or a full two pounds, but each can be broke down in half pound increments. In the two pound weights, there are actually four 1/2 pound weights put together and each can separate which means you can have any weight in between 1/2 pound and 2 pounds. In the full pound weights, there are two half pound weights, allowing you to use either a half pound or a full pound. I am sorry but at this time we do not sell weights in any other increments for tail extension weights.
We do NOT recommend putting any more than 2 pounds of weights on each extension. Each extension is equipped to handle two pounds of weight and no more. If you do put more than two pounds of weight in the extension, we cannot guarantee the tail will handle the weight and strings may break. It is unlikely that the top will come apart but since each tail is made to meet breed associations "hair on hair" standards, the strings can only support so much weight. Please keep in mind that when your horse is moving, there will be more stress put on the tail so just because your tail can hold up with the extra weight while standing, it may not be able to once the horse starts to move.
Tail weight pouches come in one pound, two pound, and three pound increments.
I have already purchased a tail from you, can I just order the weights to attach to the tail?
No. Unless you have a tail that is equipped for weights, you will not be able to attach the weights. If you selected "yes" when you ordered the tail and there is already a screw in the tail to attach weights to, you will be able to purchase just the weights. If you have a tail not set up for weights, you can use a weighted tail pouch with your current tail extension without having to make any changes to your current extension.
Can I send the tail back that I already purchased from you to have it equipped for weights?
At this time, no. All tails are specially set up to hold the weights from the time it is made. If it is not properly set up, it will not be able to hold the weight.
How do I order a weighted tail extension?
You will first want to order a standard tail in the color, length and weight you need. Then hit add to cart for that tail. Please be sure to select "yes" under Equip for Weights to the tail you would like to add weights to. After ordering the tail, go to the "Weighted Tail" page and select "Order Weights". Once you have decided what amount of weight you would like to add to your tail, click "add to cart" under the selected weight. You should be able to see both the tail you ordered and the amount of weights you ordered. Then finish the purchase and your tail will be started right away!
Can I purchase one set of weights and use them in two separate tails?
Yes! As long as both tails were purchased from me and the tail was set up for weights, then the weights can be used in ANY tail!
If you have any other questions that were not answered on this webpage, please contact me!