There's no reining in this horse's tail... it's 12ft 6in, making it the longest in the world

Posted on 1:06 PM by Sameer Shah

If she were a racehorse, she could have her nose in front and still be a tail-ender.

And with a tail measuring a staggering 12ft 6in long, Summer Breeze has gone down in history as the horse with the longest in the world.

The mare, who lives in Kansas in the U.S., has been officially recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records and owner Crystal Socha certainly has a job keeping her animal groomed to perfection.

Crystal, 26, combs out and shampoos the horse's tail once every two months and the operation takes her around three hours.

Each hair strand has the consistency of the fishing line.

'She's our little queen. She knows it, too,' said Ms Socha who owns the horse together with her brother, Casey, at Hoof Print Farm in Augusta, Kansas.

'I don't think I've ever gotten every knot out of that tail,' she continued.

'It takes a lot longer in the summer when she's flicking at flies.

'When it's out and it's flowing, then I know why it's worth it.'

According to her owner, Summer, who is 11-years-old, was born with a normal sized tail.

But as she aged, her tail just kept on growing. When she is outside the arena, her owners sometimes have to bunch her tail up and fasten it up.

She also has an impressive mane, which has had to be groomed to stop her chewing it off when she eats her food.

She is renowned at the the annual EquiFest event held at the Kansas Coliseum in Wichita where she gets into the arena to show off her champion tail.

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