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post #1 of 24 Old 12-16-2007, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Racing Tail

What lenth is appropriate for a racehorse?
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post #2 of 24 Old 12-16-2007, 07:30 PM
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They have to be a certain length?! ....weird

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post #3 of 24 Old 12-16-2007, 08:46 PM
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Same as above I had no clue they had lengths
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post #4 of 24 Old 12-16-2007, 08:53 PM
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I don't think they have to be a certain length.

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post #5 of 24 Old 12-16-2007, 08:55 PM
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Nope, I couldn't find anything about tail length for a racehorse...

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post #6 of 24 Old 12-16-2007, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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ok just wondering becuase I guess if it's too long they might step on it when there racing.
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post #7 of 24 Old 12-16-2007, 10:13 PM
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I doubt it if they are running straight! Lol.

Although, possible for eventing and performance...

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post #8 of 24 Old 12-16-2007, 11:25 PM
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Yeah, tail length doesn't matter. When they're running, their tails are too far behind them for them to step on it. Some racing trainers bang their horse's tails since it looks nicer, but otherwise I don't think anybody really worries about how long they are.
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post #9 of 24 Old 12-17-2007, 06:44 AM
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Im assuming you are talking about thoroughbreds correct? We don't trim our standardbreds at all. Most of them don't get to be long enough that it requires cutting to begin with. Although I believe with thoroughbreds its popular to trim their tails to about the level of their hock. When I bought my thoroughbred his tail was cut to his hock, also his mane was pulled.

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post #10 of 24 Old 12-17-2007, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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no I have a Paint
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