A British inventor has come up with the concept of tailcams for horses – a tail-mounted video micro-camera able to record the driving behaviour of motorists coming up behind riders.
A bold-coloured sleeve is fitted around the top of the horse’s tail and bears the words, “Smile, you’re on camera”.
Above the message is an area of velcro where the 1.3 megapixel microcamera can be attached.
The invention is the brainchild of David Daly, 43, from South Staffordshire. He had received 50 pre-orders in the first week of marketing the device, which sells for £49.95. A bright-coloured vest carrying the same message and able to carry the microcamera are also available for pre-order through his website gizapaw.co.uk.
Daly says the camera will hopefully provide riders with enough evidence to help in the prosecution of badly behaved drivers.
Daly also markets animal behaviour sleeves through his website, which fit to a horse’s tail and can warn of such issues as being a novice or a kicker.