oa SA Horseman - Cutting tails the right way saddlers

Volume 3, Issue 1
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Saddle Horse tails may be cut to assist in freeing their hind quarters as explained in the round table discussion on tail setting. The procedure is quick and simple. The horse is firstly lightly sedated. He is then given a local anaesthetic into the lateral ventral sacro- caudal muscle. Once the anaesthetic is in effect, a small incision is made into the lateral muscle and it is "cut".

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