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hello sir. while watching a race yesterday. i observed a horse constantly swishing its tail from starting point to finish line. it finished unplaced. isnt the horse interested to run? was it feeling uncomfortable? can you please explain me?

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hi  yes there must have been someting that bothered that horse during the race. could have been the position of the saddle or it did not like the jockeys way of riding. a horse will sometimes switch it's tail when being hit with the whip, they do not like to be hit while racing. thanks ED HESS

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Ed Hess

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Have trained thoroughbreds for 30 odd years. Have been a licensed trainer for that long of time. I continue to train my race horses and thoroughly enjoy every day.

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Experience: Licensed trainer for over 30 yrs. Have had lots of winners in all different types of races - from bottom claimers to top quality stakes winners. My best money winner was Aristocratic Cross (multiple stakes winner). My best claiming horse was Navajo Family, winner of 12 races in one year. I still enjoy racing a modest stable of horses each year.

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