Tweaking Tails

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There is bucolic tranquility in the sight of two horses dozing in the sun, side by side, nose to tail, with their tails rhythmically swishing as they leisurely work at keeping flies off their bodies. That is the basic purpose of the equine tail as designed by nature--keeping pesky insects at bay. That's a pretty simple job, but the tail's usefulness doesn't end there. Man's intervention

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