Originally Posted by Muppetgirl
My horse was/is a tail swisher! It can actually be rather annoying! However the trainer (a personal friend of mine for 10yrs and well proven, also a long time riding friend, so I know how she trains) said he's always thrown his tail around. He does it more in a spin (he's a reiner) however. I had the chiro to him about two months ago.....the swishing has decreased 10 fold. He still does it when I get after him, which is rare......it's better than bucking or rearing!
Also, some horses are genetically wired to be more 'expressive' with their tails;)
Which is just ONE reason why I am SO against cutting them so they can't swish, which happens in "our" discipline.
It can mean many things and is difficult to interpret when taken out of context, IMO. Depends on the horse and the situation.