I was just wondering what the purpose is of docked tails on draft horses. Was it to keep it out of the way of the harness or was it simply done for fashion? I know that now, lots of people do it for fashion but I am wondering about the origins of the practice. Also, I attached a poll to see if you prefer a horse with a docked tail or all natural. I prefer them natural because a docked tail makes the horse look unbalanced and plus takes away the only means of pest control they have in the summer.