|So pretty... but a full tail would just... help balance her out.|
It's long... and it grows (which is more than I can say for her forelock... eesh), but it is wispy and puny and would make Beyonce's styling team sad.
I think of Beyonce because during one particularly entertaining visit to my (then 86 year old) grandmother, I was informed that she had "discovered" a haircut that would look "dazzling" on me.
(my grandmother was notorious for clipping out magazine photos, or NYT articles and then politely passing them on as "suggestions" (not suggestions) as to how to better oneself. Sometimes this had to do with education or career choices, other times fashion or style - but in nearly every situation, the "suggested" outcome was not so attainable. Exhibit A... Beyonce's hair)
What I actually said was something more like "thanks grandma, it's really pretty."
Knowing full well that my (extremely) straight, (extremely) flat, (extremely) white-girl hair will never look like this (well, maybe with a team of stylists, wind machines, extensions and photoshop we could get close), I ditched the pic and ignored the commentary.
But, I couldn't help but notice the deja vu while reviewing Thermal pics and thinking to myself "gee dear, wouldn't everything look a little better with a bit more tail?"
So I went wig shopping (for Prair, not me - I'm a lost cause) and since I figure a nice Hunter canter is the equivalent of a wind machine, that means the mare will only be 6 stylists and one photoshop team shy of Beyonce-ness.
For anyone who's shopped for a false tail, they are hideously expensive. Thank god I'm not on the AQHA circuit where they needs serious wigs, but the medium-full wigs for most Hunters are still a pretty penny.
They are also totally disturbing to me. There's something inherently creepy about holding a pound of tail in your hand that's not immediately attached to a horse.
Prair's wig came from an online source that I've heard a few people use - Kathy's Tails. She has a good sized ebay store and is super responsive to any questions you have (should you be a novice wig buyer like me).
Her tails start at a very reasonable $79, and for the longer, fuller version I ended up with for Prair, it was still $170 (for a 1.25lb tail). They come in their own bag and with really nice, clear instructions on how to braid them in.
I'll be sure to snap a pic at the show next week of Prair in all her glory!