Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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You are wrong when you say a horse swishes its tail only out of anger or pain. You are simply wrong. They do it out of sympathetic muscle movement. It is usually as a result of really applying itself. Cranking the tail is different. That's when the tail does full circles and THAT is usually showing anger. The video you posted showed a horse with very soft ears. They would be rigid if he was unhappy or "forced". Horse body language is very important to understand. I've spent years specializing in working with rank and "ruined" horses. I have really had to hone my body language skills to be successful doing that.
Last edited by Allison Finch; 12-01-2009 at 11:25 PM.