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Long tail that drags the ground by a foot.

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#21 siiamese


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Posted 19 June 2011 - 04:22 AM

LOL - - no one is making the tails thin at the bottom on purpose

as for backing up - - you do need to practice at home with the tail down (and even down for just the regular gaits). crazy things can happen when the horse finds that big fluffy thing following them around the first time

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 12:29 PM

I dont like the long skinny tails that drag the ground, but love love a long FULL tail that is thick. If it touches the ground at a stand still or even drags the ground at a stand still that is fine, but once they lift their tail for movement I don't want to see it on the ground. Typically people will let one section of the tail grow very long and the rest stays short.. not a pretty picture.

Would this be a mullet??? :lol:

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:07 PM

lol a Butt mullet

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 04:33 PM

Our stallion Macho REA (Ansata Ibn Sudan x 3 lines to Fadjur) was shown in breed halter, open showmanship, English pleasure (saddle seat), trained in dressage, and ridden in the desert & mountains, and 3 25-mile trail rides. We did his tail just as explained above (very clean and dry, with conditioner, then braided starting just below the tail bone, then the bottom put through the braid, and then the whole thing vet wrapped with hay twine tied into the bottom for fly swishing). We took the tail down for shows, demos, open houses..., but left it up the rest of the time. Kept it ground level. I think it is silly looking and also a potential hazard to the horse to have it dragging the ground, and having the rider/handler/or horse worrying about where it is or is not or maybe stepping on it or getting it dirty on the ground. It should be adding to the overall effect/look of the horse (fully groomed, tacked up or not), but not distracting from it. And certainly not distracting from the performance of horse or rider in the class. The horse may need to back up straight or in a hurry, whether in hand or under saddle......