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Horse tails on the black market


July 27, 2017

Believe it or not there is a black market for horse hair, actually a very large one at that. The clippings of mane and tails are used for many different things, including jewelry, belts, horse tack, pottery, and even hair extensions for show horses.

A tail is very important to a horse, their tail is their number one defense against flies and pesky summer bugs, and also horses take pride in their tails-have you ever seen a happy horse running through the pasture with their head held high?

Notice their tail too, how pretty it looks, it has the kink in the top when they are holding it high, b...

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