01-03-2012, 10:41 PM
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Apparently I am the odd one out here. Horses are horses. If they're close enough to each other to touch, they do horsie things, some of which we humans don't like. This includes chewing on each other's manes, tails, withers, kicking, biting, running each other about, etc. It's unfortunate, but cosmetic. If another horse kicked and permanently lamed yours (loose in pasture or through a fence), I doubt you'd get financial compensation even then, so expecting it for a chewed tail seems overly optimistic to me. Which is not to say I wouldn't be upset if it was my horse, I totally get that, I just don't think there's much to be done about it.