A horsehair whip (also spelled horse hair whip - or called horse tail whip or horse hair flogger) is a flogger-type whip that is made of horse hair (taken from a horse's tail). It usually has a wooden handle and should not be confused with the term horsewhip, which is a riding crop.
Horsehair whips are used to whip the bare skin and produce a very special sting - usually not too painful but unpleasant in an itching way. In modern BDSM, they are often used for warm-up and for sensual spanking.
It is also possible to make a whip of human hair, which is softer and less coarse than horse hair. See human hair whip.
- Example of a horse hair whip at an Internet BDSM toy shop