Does anyone know how to make a mane and tail for Hedstrom Spring horse

by Pluckys
I am trying to restore an old spring horse. The mane and tail need to be replaced but I am not sure how to do it. Any suggestions.
Tail seems to be real horse hair.
Mane removed but was like the tail, sewn into fabric(?) and then glued and stapled to horse.
  10 answers
  • Z Z on Sep 26, 2015
    Oh wow! This sure brings back memories from many, many, moons ago of my own Wonder Horse. My sister told me that Mom had to place pillows all around my "Horsey" for fear I'd fall off I bounced so hard on it. I don't remember the pillows as I was too busy bouncing. Gosh I loved that toy. It looks as if the mane on yours only needs paint. I have never seen one where the tail wasn't plastic too. Can you take close up pictures of where the tail attaches to the horse please?
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    • Z Z on Sep 26, 2015
      @Pluckys I like Janet's idea of using hair extensions. Those would be beautiful.
  • Anne fenske Anne fenske on Sep 26, 2015
    I redid my grandsons with phentex wool. Make a scane with wool. I wrapped mine around a chair legs, then glued it to webbing used for inside of hats;then cut it open and beveled the wool to look realistic. Then glued to horse's mane. Did the same for tail only not spreading it out, but clumping it to look like a tail. It worked great. Hope this helps.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 26, 2015
    Maybe use the hair that humans buy for hair extensions. Just a thought.
  • Carol Carol on Sep 26, 2015
    Can hemp string be dyed. If so maybe black hemp or any course black cord tied with glue soaked string and then glued to the horse. Or check how the original tail was attached and do the same
  • Pluckys Pluckys on Sep 26, 2015
    Thank you that is a good idea. Will try and then show results
  • Janice James Janice James on Sep 26, 2015
    I have an antique rocking horse and I had to replace the tail I found someone that had horses,they trimmed their tails for me to use, it was free. Stitch it to nylons (hose) with sewing machine .then glue it.
  • M'sMammy M'sMammy on Sep 26, 2015
    Cut sections from an old wig?
  • Pluckys Pluckys on Sep 26, 2015
    Thank you everyone for such quick responses and ideas. I am new to this site....and I like it. :)
  • Dennis Dennis on Sep 26, 2015
    my Grandmother used to make stuffed horses for the kids in hospitals. she used yarn that she brushed out after folding it in half and tying the folded and
  • Kellie Hoople Kellie Hoople on Sep 28, 2015
    You can buy real horsehair tail extensions they use them on show horses.Check ebay