Stop the Horse from Wringing his Tail
At a recent clinic, Rex Peterson introduced this Ancora to a Grand Prix dressage horse who wrings his tail in piaffe and passage.
This simple device known as the Ancora, will help your horse stop wringing his tail, thus putting all his energy into his work. The bells on the bottom also teach him to not be afraid of anything behind him. You must ride your horse with this for a minimum of 10 days so that he learns that every time he lifts his tail it cannot go anywhere, eventually he will not even try to swing it. Trick ropers ride their trick horses in this for the first 2 years of training so that the ropes never get caught under the tails. Horses trained for the movies all learn to ride with this as part of their desensitizing routine.