tail-hitch

tail-hitch

a half-hitch applied to a horse's tail, used in restraint for standing castration by pulling horse up on its toes to an overhead beam. Useful also in tying a cow's tail out of the way and in applying traction to a calf in posterior presentation at a dystocia. Called also tail tie.
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I went about 10ft under the water with a snorkel and I tied it into the Discovery's tail-hitch.