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Short Tails on Horses: Practical Basis or Cosmetic Reasons?

Horses are unique, and some have naturally short tails. However, there are horses, mostly draft horses with tails cut drastically short. Why would some owners cut their horses tails? Draft horses tails are cut short, “docked” to prevent their tails from interfering with the rigging of carriages or other equipment they pull. Docking is also …

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Percheron, A French Draft Horse Breed: Facts, Colors, & Uses

We recently passed a wagon pulled by a pair of Percherons. Horse-drawn carts are common in our area, but they’re typically hooked to Haflingers, or Belgians, not Percherons. Percherons horses are a versatile draft breed that originated in France; they make exceptional riding horses and are great for pulling wagons and carriages. Percherons are alert …

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