This horse is using its tail to swat flies.  Standing head to tail beside each other, pastured horses sometimes collaborate using their tails to swat flies off of each other.  Horses also use their tails to communicate with others, for example when they are annoyed or to exhibit estrous behavior.

Horse swatting flies with its tail

Credit: Kellyn Burtka

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Description: This horse is using its tail to swat flies. Standing head to tail beside each other, pastured horses sometimes collaborate using their tails to swat flies off of each other. Horses also use their tails to communicate with others, for example when they are annoyed or to exhibit estrous behavior.

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