Placement of a Tail Rope

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The mare's tail is often tied to the side to keep it from interfering with access to the rectum or reproductive tract. Horse tail hairs can be very abrasive to mucosal tissue or could lead to bacterial contamination from dirt/fecal contamination. In most cases the mare's tail should be tied to her body so that if she were to fall down or jump out of stocks, the tail would not be injured. The chapter discusses the step by step procedure for tying a tail rope and also to tie the mare's tail to the stocks using an elastic cord with illustrations, and equipment and supplies needed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEquine Reproductive Procedures
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781118904398
ISBN (Print)9780470960394
StatePublished - Aug 25 2014


  • Elastic cord
  • Mare's tail
  • Stocks
  • Tail rope


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