The 3" to 5" natural gray horse root tail hair bundles are sold in 8 ounce (0.5 pound) bundles or multiple bundles that make up a total of 8 ounces. The bundles are "single drawn" which means they are trimmed on one end.
Horse root tail hair is fine hair that can be used for makeup brushes.
The horse tail hair has been scoured, washed, and sterilized. After the horse hair is cut, they were washed with soap and water containing 2.5% sodium carbonate in a washing machine for 3 hours. They were left in a 5% solution of warm sodium carbonate for half an hour and then washed again for another hour. The tails were then boiled in water at 100 Celsius for over 2 hours. They were dried and combed before being bundled together.
Horses are not an endangered species. The horses were not killed just for their hair.
Horses are not subject to CITES or USFWS controls.