September 2012


September 12, 2012 13:14

What follows is my opinion on why a good re-hair and good horse hair are so hard to find. As a bow maker and re-hairer I use hair often. I myself have a hard time getting good horse hair at any price. Here is the result of 22 years experience and my honest opinion. I feel that weather changes and industrial and other pollution have affected the horses and thus the quality of the hair. The warming trends in cooler climates equate to hair that can be less dense and less coarse. Also due to solution we have chemicals in the environment and acid rain. The increasingly more acidic levels of the foods that horses eat affect the horses themselves. Also the acid rain that falls on the animals has a direct effect on the hair quality. I feel that if the harsh winters are less harsh the hair quality will continue to be unpredictable.
V.J Blanc

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