Can a horse safely hang his head out of a window (no glass, either sliding or swing) over the tailboard in a stall?

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  1. Vintage_Rider says:

    When you say “tailboard” I think of the vertically placed board placed around the inside of a stall about tail height. I have seen these in old saddlebred barns. Never was sure what real good they were. Maybe somebody could enlighten me? Is that what you are referring to?

    In general, what is on the outside? What trouble can he get into out there? Electrical outlet? Old siding with nails? Black walnut trees? Will the board rub his chest raw? Are people walking by he may want to taste?

    Personally, I love to see those beautiful faces hanging their heads outside enjoying the sunshine, and loved the incorporated “dutch” windows in a barn I had that I could close tight during inclement weather.

  2. StacyGRS says:

    Tailboards make it so the horse doesn’t rest their tail on a wall. They are at a height that if the horse wants to stand backed up into something (which many do) their tail is not against anything…it is in the space above the tailboard safe and sound. They are nice to have.
    Be prepared that they may eat the wall of the barn or they rub their mane.

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