We have a gelding with an incredibly thin mane. I keep it cut short, with scissors. And it looks great. I also have a mare with an incredibly thick mane that I cut with scissors, and it looks very "natural"...You have to have the right technique when using scissors.
With his mane, if I was using scissors, I'd cut across a little longer then the length I really want. Straight across. And then turn the scissors vertically and snip the ends on an angle. This will give the ends that jagged appearance and make it look natural.
II'd never had a hack job with scissors due to this technique and I like to cut hair.
Don't forget to comb through it a couple of times, different ways to catch any hairs that you have missed. Then just trim them up and your good to go. Posted via Mobile Device