Originally Posted by huntseat11
I would never put a red ribbon in my horse's tail for shows, whether it kicks or not. I showed a horse last year that spooked easily, so I put the ribbon in its tail until someone told me not to because it's a liability. If your horse has the ribbon in its tail and kicks someone or someone else's horse, you can be held accountable and sued.
Trust me, you would be much better off without the ribbon. Do what you want, but I just thought you should know that you *can* be sued.
I tied the ribbon around the base of the tail.
Most states have laws regarding horse sports and other equine activities have inherent risks associated with them. When participants are warned of these risks and then take part in the activity anyway, they assume the risk of being injured.
If I had a known kicker, I would most certainly place a red ribbon on it's tail. I would probably put a braid in it and make it pretty. You know those red ribbons you can buy for Christmas decorations? They are velvety and have that gold wire thing? Those are simple to use on a tail and stay in really well.