I've never cut a tail before.. But my horses tails don't grow past their feet or drag on the ground.. I'd say if you don't feel cutting with sicissors is what your looking for, you can use thinning shears (like a hair dresser uses) and do the same that everyone above has talked about, that way it looks more natural by not having a straight cut across. With my horses a good mane/tail comb does the trick, it gets the knots out and pulls all the acess hair out that has been shed. Personally I'd never cut the tail really short just because it gets dirty, I've seen alot of people do it but you have to remember that is one of their only self defense against flys on their back, legs, butt, and even face.. something to think about. Also if you use a shosheen, leave in conditioner, or similar product in the tail it will keep from getting that dingy look because dirt and mud won't stick to the hair as easily.
Last edited by trvlingheart; 08-17-2009 at 11:24 AM.