I have searched and searched for the answer to this, and I'm not finding any real answers so I have to ask: Is pony hair used for shoes REALLY made from dead horses? I can't fathom it, probably because I can't imagine horse hide being used for this type of thing (although it wouldn't surprise me I guess). I just thought it was cowhide with the hair still on. But now, I don't know. I have a pony pair of Manolos, and I will have to get rid of them if it's actual pony. I just can't get over that guilt. Any answers?