ridecamp@endurance.net: An indelicate problem

An indelicate problem

Sat, 22 Mar 1997 16:40:58 -0500 (EST)

OK ridecampers, here is a question for you--My arab David has a strange, er,
ah, problem. He has a beautiful silver streaked gray tail which he carries
when moving well up--even higher than what is typical for this breed. Looks
very classy and was in fact one of the factors which caused me to buy him ( a
minor one ). The problem is that when he is moving faster than a walk, the
first several strands of his flagged tail get sucked into the orifice where
the recycled hay comes out--this happens under saddle or out in the pasture,
doesn't matter. Now, it doesn't seem to bother David, and I don't know if it
would affect his endurance career (which hasn't begun yet), but it can't be
comfortable. riders behind us tell me it makes them uncomfortable just to
look at, and besides, it makes his tail all icky, as you can imagine. It
only happens to the first several pieces or strands and I suppose I could
just cut them off--but I hate to mess up the looks of his gorgeous tail--ANY
Trish & "pretty David (with the
yucky tail)"

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