I know I am opening a huge can of worms here….but lets talk about horses using their tails. I am talking about tail swishing, tail wringing, etc. Three videos are included:
Do horses ever use their tails because of the rider? Yes
Do horses ever use their tails because of discomfort? Yes
Do horse ever use their tails because of pleasure? Yes
Do horses ever use their tails because of excitement or exertion? Yes
How about these horses playing in the mud…and wringing their tails?
Lets ask some more horses what they think.
Lets look at this cutting horse…OH, he has no rider…
Do horses ever use their tails to complain about the work they are being asked to do….not because the work is unreasonable, but just because they would rather not?
If we can allow for the idea that horses, like humans, have opinions on work…then lets look…
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