It’s summer and on horse farms all around the country that means one thing – Bugs. And it feels like horses attract them all. Or a good majority of them anyway.
That’s why horses are so proud of their tails. Or at least they’re glad they have one. The longer the better. Manes and forelocks help too. So, it’s tail swishing season. Take a look at this video I took the other day.
This is princess and Belle swishing tails.
Belle is very good at the tail movement thing.She does it any time she can. Including when I’m back there trying to groom her. Boom- tail swat in the face or arm. I try not to take it personally, but you know??
Look at that – tail and mane synchronized.
This is Major (long tail) and Mini (docked tail). Mini apparently was supposed to be a carriage horse at one time or another so they docked her tail which is done many times to carriage horses. It’s too bad cause now Mini can’t protect herself as well from the attack of bugs. And she never has pulled a carriage.
Flash fanning his white tail.