Causes of Tail Rubbing in Horses

Casie

Hi! My name is Casie Bazay. I'm a mom, a freelance writer, and a certified equine acupressure practitioner.

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7 Responses

  1. AnneMarie says:

    You forgot one: just a dirty bum…
    Quite often there is a little bit of manure left around the anus, this dries up and gives an itchy feeling!
    I regularly wipe my horses bum with the same kind of wet cloth as for babies, it also has a bit of oil in and they absolutely love it!

  2. JAYNE JACKSON says:

    I HAVE ALSO BEEN TOLD THAT THE LACK OF SELENIUM IN THE DIET CAN CAUSE IT ALSO.

  3. Phyllis Neel says:

    My horses both rub when there is dirt and sand under their tails above the anus! Please be sure to gently clean this area regularly! 🙂

  4. mamabear says:

    It can also be due to back misalignment – speaking from experience, don’t assume it’s one of the more common causes. Thanks for your site Casie, it’s very helpful!

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