Originally Posted by Yogiwick
Interesting tail cut. I've never see that on a HA/PB before. Is that more common in Australia?
She looks tall for her breeding.
She is 14.3hh
Her tail is actually a false tail. She is mainly used as a show hack, which is basically a competition for how pretty the horse is under saddle, and how well trained and responsive they are, as well as how well the rider rides them. So because she competed in other classes over the two day show, she had her false tail in for the in-hand classes. However, looking at the pictures of other horses are the same show, I would say yes, it is fairly common in Australia
All the part-breds that I saw were shown plaited in the in-hand classes, so I assume that is the norm. I know the pures were shown "natural" though