Communication with the tail

As we have seen earlier, riders cannot understand horses by neighs. Their body language depicts what they feel and think. We have seen how the ears communicate now let us see how the tail position shows the horse's next move and what you can do to prevent the consequences that may result.


The figure shows how the tail position will be according to what the horse feels. This shows you should be at ease when the horse is contended and his/her tail is hunched against the wind. But in order to control the horse in the other tail positions, you should pat on his neck and calm him/her down by rubbing your hand on his/her neck. If he/ she doesn't calm even after that best way is to control by the reins and have a good grip of your knees and seat in case he/she flees or bucks. 

Also there is a possibility that while the horse starts to gallop and you are not yet ready, its highly possible for you to not notice the tail position. To stop the horse you will pull the reins and tighten them by not giving him/her any further chance. But in case he/she doesn't restrict from galloping, you can pull the reins towards the either side making the horse turn his/her head. This will restrict him/her from galloping further. 

The next time you ride, prevent unfavorable consequences.

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