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Or should I say a unhappy horse tails? Allow me to explain. Several recent incidents have occurred in farms across the country, which involve thieves lopping off the hair from the horses tails and manes. Strange but true.

Perhaps the weirdest part of all is that the exact reason for such a crime is unknown. Although there are many possible motives. Here are just a few they have come up with:

1. Financial gain: horse show rules allow for hair extensions. and horse hair extensions cost between $150-$600. [same price for human hair extensions done in salons.]

2. Manufacturing: Horse hair is used for a number of different products. Like making belts, hat bands, tail extensions, violin bows. Although for such, the manufacturers usual buy the hair in bulk from china. And it is unlikely they would buy such a small quantity from an individual.

3. Shortage of hair: Many slaughterhouses in the U.S. have been shutdown. Perhaps causing a new demand for horse hair.

You will be happy to know that no horses were hurt during this recent crime spree or during the writing of this article. Unless you think bad hair dos are painful. To read more on these hair thieves please go to the following sites:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleashed/2009/04/weird-crime-horse-tail-theft.html

http://www.whmi.com/news/article/8119