Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Dakota, USA
Before we got our horse Harley, he had his tail cut by someone. The barn owners said it was someone that had worked their previously trying to 'get back' at them. There were other horses there that got their tails cut too, but amazingly none were owned by the barn. Harley's was cut so short that they actually cut his tail bone! When we got him, his tail was healed and the hair was growing back. He wouldn't let anyone touch his tail, what a surprise. We worked with him on that and now he has no problem with his tail being touched. Also, his tail has grown back out to full length. So not only can it be devastating, it can cause problems for the horse.
Everyone should be allowed at least one bad habit, and that's NOT owning a horse! Mares RULE! Geldings drool!