Originally Posted by KountryPrincess
The high tails are broken and reset at the top, unless they have started doing something different to give them that height. Now I am a little confused because I thought they only did that with five gaited ASBs, and showed them with a full mane as well. I thought the 3 gaiters were shown with a roached mane and nautural tail, but I may have gotten that screwed up. It has been a while since I was around any ASB folks. Beautiful horses, I have always wanted to try park seat equitation.
The tails are NOT broken and reset at the top.
They are put up in bustle to slowly raise them and then put in tail set, if they are going be shown in division that requires that.
There is also several types of Pleasure classes, that all use natural tails, although horses that have been used to a tail set may show in those divisions, if that is what owner wants to compete in.
The horses can use their tails just like any horse can, and if taken out of tail set when retired, their tail will relax and look no different than any other horses.