One of my students recently learned an interested fact about young horses that I thought I would share. When her horse first arrived in training, he was very green and weak and would carry his tail pinched to his hindquarters, as if a push pin held it there.
Ok, not really, there’s no such thing. But here’s my best attempt. I have some students shopping for young horses, and I’ve sold some super nice horses recently, and everyone is trying to figure out the best crystal ball that will tell them if their future horse will stay sound in the long term. Spoiler alert – no one (not even the fanciest vet) can tell you that. Horses are horses, and they do incredibly dumb things to hurt themselves all the time. But here’s what I advise my students: