Sorry! I forgot I posted this! The purpose of a pinwheel in hunters is to draw attention to the horse's butt. Pinwheels are not used in dressage, jumpers, equitation, Arabians, and Morgans. In those areas a folded braid is appropriate. In Arabs and Morgans, it's just because of how the horses carry themselves, it's just too much going on. I still hate them. I always showed with a folded braid, because I just couldn't get over the pinwheels. I was never a fan of my horse looking like a lollipop was sticking out of its rear end!