Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Kitten val. Cutting a tail flat at the end is actualy quite easy if you have a good pair of clippers.
Basicly you need to comb out and condition the tal so that it doesnt tangle again. Then trot your horse up and see how high and what position he carries his tail in when he is moving. Get someone else to put thier arm under the horses tail and hold it approximatly where the horse does when moving. The take hold of the tail at the base of the tail bone and run you hand down the length of the tail. Once you get couple of inches from the bottom stop, grip the hair tghtly and run the clippers in a straight line just below your hand.
If you don't have clippers and have to do it with sissors then you need to do the whole running hand down and cutting thing a couple of times.
I'm fairly sure that the Jo Bates and the other blue chip vds that posted both show how to cut a tail square as well as how to pull it. You just have to watch untill the end
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT