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The Tail Tale: An External Indicator Of Equine Health

A horse’s tail can be a great indicator of a his overall health: it should hang straight down and shift from side to side as he moves. A horse that holds his tail to one side could be indicating a loss of motion in the sacrum joint or in the tissues surrounding it. A chiropractor […]

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Tell No Tales: Why Horses Swish Their Tails So Rapidly

Most people think the purpose of a horse’s tail is to keep bugs at bay — but it took a recent study from a mechanical engineer to understand how. David Hu, associate professor at Georgia Institute of Technology and graduate student Marguerite Matherne investigated the role of a horse’s tail to determine if horses use […]

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