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        07-23-2009, 09:29 AM
      #1
    Foal
    Question Tails

    I didn't know where to put this thread, but anyway, I help out at a stable for a little bit of money (not much!) and they recently bought a new horse. Its a white Hanoverian around six years old and is a fairly good jumper, but for some reason he only has a little stump of a tail like its just growing back. Why to people cut back horses tails, because they are too long or hard to groom or something? Thanks in advance for the answers!
         
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        07-23-2009, 02:40 PM
      #2
    Green Broke
    He probably got a knot in his tail and nobody was patient enough to untangle it, so they cut it.
         
        07-25-2009, 11:10 AM
      #3
    Weanling
    There are a number of reasons and like sunny said its mostly like they had a tangle and just chopped it off because they didn't want to take time in getting it out.

    The other reasons could be is if the horse is a mare and had a baby I know of a few people that cut their mare's tails off for birthing reasons.

    If the horse is a cart horse sometimes they chop them off to avoid getting tangled in the cart and leathers.

    The other reason could be a bit extreme but they could of cut the tail off and sold it. They are a lot of money and maybe they wanted to sacrifice for some money. (The horse could have been a victim of someone coming in the barn and chopping it off and stealing it.... but again a bit too extreme of a reason).
         
        07-25-2009, 02:35 PM
      #4
    Started
    A pasture mate could have eaten it off, it happens
         
        07-25-2009, 04:27 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    Oh the horse might have rubbed it off also.
         
        07-25-2009, 07:41 PM
      #6
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RedRoan    
    There are a number of reasons and like sunny said its mostly like they had a tangle and just chopped it off because they didn't want to take time in getting it out.

    The other reasons could be is if the horse is a mare and had a baby I know of a few people that cut their mare's tails off for birthing reasons.

    If the horse is a cart horse sometimes they chop them off to avoid getting tangled in the cart and leathers.

    The other reason could be a bit extreme but they could of cut the tail off and sold it. They are a lot of money and maybe they wanted to sacrifice for some money. (The horse could have been a victim of someone coming in the barn and chopping it off and stealing it.... but again a bit too extreme of a reason).
    these are great reasons. And if she was in with goats goats nibble off tails :P
         
        07-25-2009, 08:02 PM
      #7
    Foal
    I have another idea which I learnt in school actually - Apparently people cut horses tails off for the bows in violins which make the sound. I think it is pretty mean - Why should horses suffer? (I know that horses don't actually feel much tho, but still!) :(
         
        07-29-2009, 12:26 AM
      #8
    Weanling
    I had a mini mare with a tail that drug the ground about a foot and a half, my pygmy goats decided it was a bag of twizzlers one night and devoured it. They left me peach fuzz on her tail bone, a year later it is almost on the ground again.
         
        07-29-2009, 07:05 PM
      #9
    Yearling
    Sometimes, if a horse is being swam (in a pool), they cut the tails so that they don't get stuck in the drain.
         
        07-30-2009, 11:59 PM
      #10
    Foal
    The horse could just have a naturally skimpy tail, we've got a couple at my barn with very pathetic tails, and they were just born like that.
         

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