These revolutionary tail thinners are the only product on the market that we know will actually THIN thick, messy tails and give the 'pulled' look without discomfort.
A full tail can be transformed to a "pulled" tail ready for the show ring in minutes and they can be used on the most sensitive of animals. Smart Tails are made from high quality Scandinavian steel and manufactured in Germany.
Smart Tails are available in two ranges - the standard range and the yellow-handled easi-grip range.
The yellow-handled easi-grip range has a tough plastic handle and allows you to replace and interchange the blades easily. By contrast, the standard range does not allow the blades to be replaced - it is a disposable tool.
Dogs and cats
Smart Tails can be used on long-haired dogs and cats to remove the thick undercoat, dematt the coat and take out loose moulting hair. They leave the coat thinned, tidy and more easily managed. The narrow blade width is ideal for smaller animals and precision work. If you have a large dog, you may want to consider a Smart Manes or Smart Coats as their wider blades cover a large area more quickly.
Is it easy to use Smart Tails?
Yes, you will not believe how easy it is! Simply comb the Smart Tails through the hair and repeat several times over thick areas.
You can watch a demonstration of Smart Tails being used to tidy a horse's tail by clicking on this link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xpgful5yDA
Which blade should I choose?
Once you have chosen which Smart Tails range suits your needs, you need to choose a blade. All of the blades will give good results but to achieve the best results you should match the blade to your animal's hair type.
Coarse blades - are good for thick, full tails which have not been tidied before or are very coarse. This blade will process a large amount of thick hair easily and efficiently, leaving a tidy tail. The coarse blade is also very good on English natives which are being shown, where the end result needs to look tidy but still untouched.
Medium blades - are good for the average tail and will cope with medium-to-soft hair. Probably the best option if you are not sure of your horse's hair type.
Fine blades - are mostly used on hair which has already been tidied or is quite fine. It is also useful to finish really thick tails when a show or close finish is needed and the bulk of it has already been shaped with a coarser blade.
Superfine blades - are used mostly for finishing small show ponies or animals with small docks and very fine hair, as the teeth will get close to the fine top hairs. Also used on all types where final presentation is critical as it will pick up the top fine hairs. Suitable for dogs and cats with fine hair. If you would like to order a superfine blade please email us - they are no longer available on the drop down menu.
Can I use Smart Tails on manes as well?
Yes, you can as the two products are similar. The difference is that Smart Manes has a wider blade - about 3 inches (7.6 cm) - which makes dealing with manes easier.