View Full Version : Tail Boards
04-05-2008, 05:16 PM
Do you have to have tail boards in a saddlebred barn? If you don't have tail boards is there something else you should be doing?
04-07-2008, 05:18 AM
Most Saddlebred barns have tailboards to help keep the tailsets in place. Where we live there is a grand total of one all Saddlebred facility and it is not where we ride so our horses have never been in a facility with tailboards. Some horses just leave their sets alone and have no problems. On those who we have that try to rub their sets off we will use a cage.
04-07-2008, 07:50 AM
Some people do hot wire. When they rub it gives them a little zap and they never do it again. Some barns I've been to actually keep the wire off after the first while since the horses don't know it's on.
04-07-2008, 10:21 AM
You can also hang PVC pipe.
04-10-2008, 04:06 AM
:: displaying ignorance alert :: I think I've seen the cage--literally a little cage at the top of the tail, right? But I've never seen a tail board? From mlinky's post, I'm guessing that it's something attached to the tailset so of the horse goes to rub it it clunks him or something? No judgment here, just wondering. :: end displaying ignorance alert ::
04-10-2008, 08:30 AM
LOL, I can see where you would get that idea, but a tail board is nothing more than a 12" shelf that goes around the stall at "butt height" (about 3 1/2' to 4'). It keeps the horse from rubbing his tail against the wall of the stall.
04-10-2008, 08:58 AM
Thanks for answering my question and not laughing at me too hard!!
And now I'm wondering if I can get a whole-body board for Drummer? Oh, Sure, he's look like an end-table, but if it stops him from climbing, rubbing, and bouncing off the walls, and keep him more than neck-length from the walls (he's pulling the barn down nail by nail, I swear) I think it'd be worth it. Plus, I could set my pop on him while I'm working in the barn.
Thanks for giving me the idea!!!
04-10-2008, 10:05 AM
Plus, I could set my pop on him while I'm working in the barn.
That's the BEST thing about tail boards! We have them in most of the stalls, even though we have very few tail rubbers. They are great for keeping things handy when you're working on a cross-tied horse.
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