About Us
Within the warmth of my horse's breath, I will find the air I need to live today.I will find the wind to fly to the heights of my dreams and from within I will find the one I am meant to be.   Roberta Edstrom

If you need help or want to place your order with a person just call (me- Roberta ) at 480-203-7789 or email


Knot-a-Tail  takes the ordinary, the very thing that most horse lovers just throw away and make extraordinary come to life.


Strand by strand of horse hair is tediously braided, knotted, woven together by hands to produce amazing masterpieces.  Each piece designed with the horse lover, you, in mind, creating priceless, wearable works of art, masterpieces of miniature braids and intricate knots. Each piece a constant reminder of not only your  love for the horse but captured in each piece is a vision of all your dreams, hopes and desires of the life you have chosen.

Your  entire life dedicated to the love of a horse.

I have been in the horse hair business for over 30 years. I have been a horse owner for over 50 years.  Knot-a-Tail is just not an ordianry business, it is a passion and a way of life.

Knot-a-Tail is  the world's largest seller of horse hair tassels. We still make all of our horsehair items the Cowboy way, quality, one-at-a-time, hand-braided to last you a life-time.  is where Your  PASSION continues.

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Who Is collecting Knot-a-Tail's  horse hair items and who is showing them off?


Knot-a-Tail's horse hair tassels are sweeping aross the county.

Knot-a-Tail's horse hair tassel are a big hit in NEW YORK CITY.

Lets not forget our 5 strand hatband that is on Longmire's Cowboy hat.  (Robert Taylor sent me a photo)

Recently one of Knot-a-Tail's horsehair necklace tassels was on Game of Thorns.  (very proud)

A  necklace designer is using  hh200-11 hand-dyed tassels. colorful horsehair tassels

Colorful Horse Hair Tassel on Black Suede by Elizabeth Lanier


hh200-11 dyed tassels for necklace designers



 Knot-a-tail at the 2014 Cowgirl hall of fame


 National Cowgirl Hall of Fame Induction  for 2014, 2015 and now 2016

The tables at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame Banquet for the last few years have been  trimed by our Vibrant colore horse hair tasels. 



I loved your horsehair tassels at the cowgirl induction luncheon. 

Knot-a-tail at the 2014 Cowgirl hall of fame



Of course, your tassels are plenty pretty just tied to the table ends with latigo strips.

With many thanks,






 A Western interior decorator, Diane Sprayberry,  just created these stunning southwest curtains trimmed with Knot-a-Tail's double layered horsehair tassels.

Horsehair tassels, double layer from Knot-a-tail

One word comes to mind: STUNNING!






The world famous designer, 

Laura Gambucci from Gambucci Designs LTD,Knot-a-Tail at the La Jolla, CA  Gambucci  Store

is decorating her new sore in Lo Jolla, CA with our triple layer horse hair shoo flies.

Knot-a-Tail at the La Jolla, CA  Gambucci  Store







Another world renowned  designer uses Knot-a-Tails, single tassels by by the 100's.

Morgan Parish DesignsKnot-a-Tail and Morgan Parish










One of Knot-a-Tail's  most famous customers,  



Mr Robert TaylorKnot-a-tail on Longmore TV Series







This is Knot-a-Tail's 5 stand, no tassel  horse hair hat band




Knot-a-Tail's hat band was also on the  movie Real Steel worn by Hugh Jackman.

  Hugh wore one of Knot-a-Tail 's fatastic hh02tt hat band

Horse hair Hat band that is in Real Steel Moive







The more recent TV Series  VEGAS for our full looped stampede string aired on 1/29/2013!

Knot-a-Tail arrives  at the Canadian Museum of Natural Civilzation.  

KnotaTail at the Canadian Musem of Natural Civilization






We take the ordinary, the very thing  that most horse lovers just throw away and make extraordinary come to life.  Strand by strand of horse hair is tediously braided, knotted,  woven together by the hands of generational  master craftsman to produce amazing masterpieces.   

Each piece designed with the horse lover, you, in mind.  Creating priceless, wearable works of Art, masterpiece of  miniature braids and intricate knots.   Each piece a constant reminder of not only your love for the horse but captured in each piece is a vision of all your dreams, hopes and desires of the life you choose.

A life dedicated to the love of a horse.  

Knot-a-Tail horse hair Treasures


You will discover the same passion that is within your heart  is  the same that creates these spectacular horse hair treasures.  


Masterly hand-crafted for  your  pure pleasure and enjoyment.

It is a way to express  yourself and your love for the beauty of your horse with such a unique treasure. 

Find the perfect equine gifts  for all of the horse lovers in your life.  Knot-a-Tail  have been perfecting our collection for over 20 years with  extraordinary,  unique, and beautiful equine treasures for you to enjoy. 

From Ordinary to EXTRAORDINARY!

Because of the absolute perfection we have crafted into each horse hair piece, here is our  absolute Cowboy-up  guarantee to you:  


This has never been a side-line or something we do on our day off,  Knot-A-Tail is 20 years of perfection  and we stand behind everything we sell and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

This one is simple: Simply love our products or return it and get a complete refund. To us, your complete satisfaction means offering you nothing less than  a no-hassle, don't every worry about it, no-questions asked money-back guarantee.

See for yourself, just how much our customers love our products:  customer comments

Just take a moment and imagine the richness and the luxurious feeling of a quality, authentic, real horse hair product in your hands.
Each piece a timeless classic done in the traditional Cowboy fashion  dating back hundreds of years.''
Horse hair classics
Each  item  was  made from one of the only raw materials  the Western Cowboy had available: Horse hair.

Is this not True Western art at it's finest?

From the moment you place you hands around one of our high quality, hand-made horse hair items, you will love and treasure each piece for years to come.

Roberta Edstrom



For your enjoyment, we introduce Knot-A-Tail's priceless equine treasures 



Brittany 2016 
USAFBrittany Layne Model for







Roberta Marie  Edstrom



CEO Founder of Knot-A-Tail


Any Questions, please email Roberta at

or Call 480-203-7789

Like you we treasure the grit and love of the West and within that we stand behind hundreds of years of Cowboy tradition.

Our staff

Owner and founder of Knot-A-tail: Roberta Edstrom

Roberta has been a web based retailer since 1990. Ms. Edstrom has grown her Horse hair product line into the largest horse hair retailer in the world.  Knot-A-Tail has always  been where her heart lies. 

She is a master internet marketer and a Vital Facebook enthusiast within the horse community.

Roberta is also the author of the horse inspirational horse blog called 

Daily Oats   Daily Oats: Livin' for the whinny. 

One of the fastest growing horse blogs on the internet today,  providing humor, love and a common passion.    

Join the humor and inspiration of the horse lover that is in all of us.

Knot-A-Tail is on Facebook!


Visit with Knot-A-Tail to see what is new daily. Join Knot-A-Tail and over 25000  other horse lovers around the world on the Facebook groups that are all Horse Nuts!

Click Here to View Knot-A-Tail on Facebook!

Plus thanks you to our shipping department with Edie  and Katie.    

Ms Edie has long been an admire and an owner of Arabian horses.  She is also a private business owner for the past 20 years. She is both passionate and creative.  She also rescues Boxers dogs.   Her house is always full of 4-legged friends.

Our own Katie is now in school to make sure she will have a viable future within the horse industry.  She is creative, efficient, inventive  and loved by all.  She is also a graduate from Choice Center, a school of leadership and integrity .



Our model, is the lovely  Brittany Sullivan

Congrats to Brittany who graduates in December of 2014

Brittany has been around horses since before she could walk. 

Brittany  "The Pony Whisperer" and her pony  Lambchop

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About our Store:

July 2017, I will have been in business as a retailer in the Equine industry for 30 years. It has become my life.

What happens when customers become a huge influence in my every day life?  They became my family. Many of our customers are now life-long friends. Would you want it any other way?

Company Achievements  knot-a-tail  horse hair hat band worn by Longmire TV series.

Newest one is our 5 strand horse hair hat band worn on Longmire TV series in 2013

  • Knot-A-Tail's products have been featured on the fashion runways in New York
  • Our   unique horse hair watch collection was on the main pages of 2009 Tack and Togs magazine
  •  Our horse equipment has been in numerous movies and one more for the  was The Texas Ranger,   Longmire, REAL STEEL"   and VEGAS  the TV Series 
  • Numerous Country bands, rock-and roll with many of the Knot-A-Tail's horse hair bracelets  and stampede strings including non-other than Garth Brooks and on Nashville many times.
  • Starting in the summer of 2010 Knot-A-Tail products will be on display at the Canadian Museum of Natural Civilization.
  • Used  in the creation of  a Fashion Purse designer.  Morgan Parish, and Gambucci designs and many, many more designers. 
  • Knot-A-Tail has countless  clients in over 25 countries.


One of the creations by Morgan Parish trimmed with Knot-Tail's Zipper pulls and tassels. Morgan Parish purches are sold all over the world.


Knot-a-tails tassels sold by Morgan Parish Designs LLC

Morgan is a family name and Parish is used to describe a community or neighborhood of people.


Morgan Parish is a basics inspired, luxury accessories brand launched by Ayeisha Mesinger in 2010.  It draws on the notion of classically inspired pieces aiming to be as functional in design as they are timeless, modestly elegant statement pieces.  The designs are inspired by simple silhouettes and are interpreted in deconstructed, plush materials.  All pieces are made  by hand in the USA.










From the heart

Do you feel as if you were born with the love of them already deeply embedded into your heart?

In the winter, when your favorite horse blows the hot air from his nostrils and you can see the white puffs of whispering clouds float in the stillness, their heads high, and the sound of their hoofs landing on the ground with a Crisp snap as the snow gives way beneath their feet, are these not memories that will never leave your mind?

Nothing else bring such a stillness to my heart and my mind. What can compare?

I bet there is nothing that you love more:  the sounds they make when they eat, the mess of oats on the floor, from their extremely gentle moments when their spirits connect totally with my own, from the sounds of a herd running across the pasture, to the sound of a leather saddle beneath me. Do you believe that there is anything better than the connection between you and your horse?

Does that bond to your heart remain long after they are gone? Do those moments you breathe in their spirit still bring you a moment of pain and a whisper of silence to your heart?

I still remember them all.

If I ask you about your first horse, will you tell me that he was "THE BEST" horse they have ever own?

Are there more memories than any other horse since?  Was he your first true love? Where you exited just to see him?   Is it the one connection you will never forget? Together, were you unstoppable?

My customers tell me over and over that it was the first horse that was the fastest and the prettiest one that they have ever owned.

I have been around horse since 1960, when my father brought home a little bay, Welsh Pony, two year old for the family. We named her Ginger. She was a true blood bay with two white stocking in the rear and a white blaze that went all way down her nose. She was pure joy to me with 4 legs, a mane and a tail.

As with most young girls, the moment I got home from school, I was with her. Riding, brushing, feeding, or just taking her out for a walk and finding some fresh grass.

At the time, I did not even have a saddle, so for the first 4 years, I rode bareback everywhere and trust me I rode all the time, even in the dead of winter. It was only when a friend invited me to my first local horse show that I even thought about buying a saddle.

Showing Horses:  

That was in the summer of 1964 and from that first show, I was in love with showing horses. I joined the local saddle club at the time called, Douglas County Saddle Club. I would spend the entire winter learning, training and waiting for that first show in the spring.

Although, I loved Ginger, I would dream about what it would be like to own a Quarter Horse. I loved the look of them. They were powerhouses that seemed to have unlimited speed and talent. When they left the arena at full speed, there would be dust flying in every direction and my little Ginger, could just not compete.

Ginger died that winter in a freak car accident. That was 45 years ago and I still remember it as if was still this very moment. I know from an avalanche of experience, that the connection never dies. For any true horse lover, it can never be broken.

To be with out a horse was unbearable. I started saving my money like crazy. I worked at several of the local ranches until I had saved up $150.00 in cash. One of the local ranches raised Arabians, and they had a Half Arabian/ Half Quarter Horse, Dark Bay mare.

I thought she was so beautiful. I had just enough money. They called her Mist-a-Phon. She was fast, smart, beautiful and she was about to be all mine.

Old Time Simco Saddle

 Next I had to save up for my first saddle. It did not take me long to find a used western saddle for the remarkable price of just $25.00. It was all black, round skirt with silver trim and it had a silver concho martingale that matched. It just happened to be one of the first Simco Parade saddles made.

I made a saddle blanket to match and I was off to my first show. Needless to say, I did not do very well that day, but it was one of the most memorable days of my life. I dropped the egg from the Egg and Spoon class all over the saddle and me.

It was at that moment that I learned to hold that darn egg away from me and my horse.

That was just the beginning. The years have taken me to Countless shows, countless lessons, and through countess amount of cash and into an endless life of the greatest memories a human being could possibly experience.

My son Rob and Eli
Rob and Eli

All my family  loved going to the horse shows.

 I have showed horses most of my adult life, until a riding accident put me in a wheel chair for almost an entire year.   I did not want to give-up showing and being around horses, so I learned the fine art of pleasure driving.

Guess what, they have classes for that as well. I have a few championships in my name at this time and before I get way too old I want to go after one more: The American Quarter Horse World Championship in Pleasure Horse Driving.


Building Custom saddles:

Are you Crafty?

Like so many other horse lovers, I have been crafty and making anything out of leather has also been part of my life since I was a teenager. When I was in my teens, one of the neighbor kids did leather craft, and I asked Craig to teach me. I loved the smell of leather and this was the perfect hobby for me.

My first project was a simple wallet with a stamped design on the front. I entered the wallet in the local fair and I did win a third place. Over the years I have gone from making a simple wallet to making custom saddles, tack with horse hair trim and being able to repair any leather article of goods that you can imagine.

Love of my Life:  

In 1985 while I was finishing my Accounting Degree at UW-Superior when I meet the love of my life, Charles Alfred Edstrom 11. Soon we married. We moved to a ranch on Lake Superior that was on the ridge overlooking the Middle River. Since I also collected rocking horses at the time, we named the farm, Rocking Horse Ridge.

I have a great eye for a good horse, and loved buying and repairing horse equipment. In fact, my husband soon noticed, that I just loved doing anything that involved horses. By this time, I had been in the horse industry for close to 30 years, so it was at my husband’s suggestion that I open a Tack store. My husband was the one person that you never wanted to bargain with.

He would bargain all day, to save a dollar and he loved auctions and adored just being around people. Since Charlie also had a degree in accounting, we made a great combination for being in the horse industry.

We started out small with used equipment and it soon grew into one of the largest Tack store in the Tri-State area housing hundreds of saddles and a repair shop, a 28 foot Mobil unit that my son and I ran and the on-line store, Rocking Horse Ridge Saddlery and Repair. In fact, Rocking Horse Ridge was one of the very first eBay tack stores.

Together we raised two children, went to every major rodeo and horse show in the Tri-Lake region and at times, had as many as twenty-two horses in for training. It was never a week-end project for either one of us or my children; it was our way of life but things change.

In 2002, my husband died from cancer. He was only 42. Rocking Horse Ridge, both the farm and the tack store were huge and way too much for just me to work myself.

Both of my children by now had joined the Marines and had started lives of their own. So I decided to sell both the store and the farm. The on-line part of the business was doing extremely well with the craft part of the business in the design and the manufacturing part of the horse hair accessories so I decided to keep the Horse Hair line.

Rocking Horse Ridge becomes Knot-A-Tail:  

Next, in the adventure came a move to Arizona. With a new life and a new changes occurring almost every day, I have decided to give Rocking Horse Ridge a new beginning as well.

Knot-A-Tail‘s history has been part of me since I was 6 years old, when my first horse came into my life. The on-line store’s beginning was a few items made from horse hair.  Today, braiders all across the west create these masterpieces in workmanship that we offer to you.

It has come from some heartache, years of struggle, and great changes, but it is with the greatest of Pride that I present to you,

It is through my love of the horse and heart felt connection to such a great animal that we have created this new experience and a unique way to stay connected to our wonderful customers.

Hitched horse hair zipper pullWithin our pages, you will find the world’s greatest craftsmanship for the largest selection of Horse Hair accessories done in the most  vivid colors and the boldest of designs.

As through the years, my crew and I will be here to serve you and we will continue to assist you in any way that we can.


Within this quest, our greatest desire is to create a deep connection to our customers and their  love for horses.


To build a complete connection that unites a nation of horse lovers, we have added the forums to our site. I want to have my morning coffee with you. I want to know you as well as your horse. What did you say his name was?

I want you to tell me about you, and the adventures that you have had in this lifetime being connect with horses.

What is better in life than to have someone to share your horse adventures with? Share your stories within the Knot-A-Tail horse community and become part of a family connected by a common tread, a common spirit, a common heart: the horse.

 I can not wait to connect the love of  horses with  you!

May you have:

The Happiest of Trails
The Best of Horses
The Most Memorable Memories
and the best morning whinny's  .... Roberta


See for yourself, just how much our customers love our products:  customer comments

Shipping information: Complete shipping information

Contact us: if you have any questions call me or email me at or call 480-203-7789

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In loving memory of my husband,


Charles Alfred Edstrom and  his Horse, Blue.


Your loving wife.


"Blue" - Registered American Quarter Horse

Here is Charlie, and  Brittany  with Lampchop outside in the middle of a cold Wisconsin winter.

Charlie, Brittany and Lambchop