Have you ever had the annoyance of getting swished in the face with a well-aimed equine tail? This simple solution will earn you brownie points with your farrier, veterinarian, tail braider and many other helpful people who would like to keep their skin and eyes intact.
All you need is a hair clip or clamp of any description. It should have a strong enough clip that it will not fall off. Then all you do is clamp it into the hair on the dock of the tail (the part where the bone is). No need to pull the hairs very tight.
If your horse has an itchy tail the clamp may make him want to itch more, otherwise I have seen no problems. An occasional horse may be worried about something heavy on the tail, you can always take it off.