But this is what I was getting at.
I hate to be a downer.. but in some cases the tail situation is the kindest thing done to them. Soaring (burning liquid applied to feet/legs) and chaining are used to exagerate the gaits and get that "big lick" (huge front action) along with those massive weited shoes by many who show these horses. And although it is considered even by our standards cruelty and shows where it's going on can be shut down - it carries on by the "traditionaslists"
Which is why I made a point of mentioning the growing ever expanding natrual movement in my previous post. Things done to animals for "fashion" are still rampant over here, along with croping and docking dogs tails..