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    08-06-2012, 12:12 AM
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Foal
Help! mane pulling...

Last October, my horse and I have taken on the sport of eventing. His mane was somewhat long when I got him, and is now almost down to his shoulder. I want to pull/shorten it, but here is the problem. He has a regular thickness of mane, but the actual hair is thin, and may I mention, frizzy. There is a small section of hair by his withers I decided to pull and, when I did, it turned out frizzy and didn't look good. Afraid that if I pull the rest of the mane and it turned out like that, I decided to stop. Is there any way I can pull/shorten his mane without it becoming frizzy? I really want to button braid it for shows!
     
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    08-06-2012, 08:27 AM
  #2
Foal
Frizzy? Hm when you pull it does it come fom the root or just break off mid strand?
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    08-06-2012, 10:18 AM
  #3
Showing
I've watched people back combing then pulling. We were taught to not do this. If his mane is to be braided why not just scissor it to the correct length?
     
    08-06-2012, 10:23 AM
  #4
Weanling
Scissors make it choppy looking. I would try thinning sheers.
     
    08-08-2012, 12:39 AM
  #5
Foal
His mane has always been frizzy. His old owners brushed it so much that it ripped and thinned it.
     
    08-08-2012, 05:21 AM
  #6
Started
Hmmm, maybe try a hot oil treatment or something? Like the pantene 3 minute miracle? If it's frizzy because it's unhealthy then you can't do anything but make it healthy again.

Personally I would condition it generously.

They also make special combs, you flip the mane over to the other side and razor the top, which then becomes the bottom that you would have pulled when you flip it back over. Does that make sense?
This is it http://www.saddlerywarehouse.co.nz/afawcs0126509/CATID=8/SUBID=72/ID=16482/SID=314739621/productdetails.html

Apart from that probably the only thing you could do would be to cut it, it will look out of place in general, but once its plaited up it looks fine.
     
    08-11-2012, 09:30 PM
  #7
Foal
^^ Thinning shears work great when used the right way!
     
    08-11-2012, 10:20 PM
  #8
Weanling
I had a similar problem (sort of) with my geldings mane, it needed to be shortened but was too thin to pull it and be able to braid it. So what I dd was:
I took scissors and first I cut it to about a little longer than where I wanted it. Then I took the scissors and cut vertically up and down the mane to sort of "muss" it up and look a bit more natural. It looked great!!! It is possible to shorten manes with scissors if you go slowly and don't cut too much at a time!! Good luck!! :)
     
    08-12-2012, 07:24 PM
  #9
Foal
Yea, go for thinning shears! They work great for a horse with a thinner mane, and I don't really like pulling my horse's manes, but they look almost exactly the same! Sorry, no advice for the long-term frizzy though:( Although for short term just use regular people frizz control stuff, that stuff works wonders!!
     
    08-21-2012, 03:01 PM
  #10
Foal
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Originally Posted by JustWingIt    
I had a similar problem (sort of) with my geldings mane, it needed to be shortened but was too thin to pull it and be able to braid it. So what I dd was:
I took scissors and first I cut it to about a little longer than where I wanted it. Then I took the scissors and cut vertically up and down the mane to sort of "muss" it up and look a bit more natural. It looked great!!! It is possible to shorten manes with scissors if you go slowly and don't cut too much at a time!! Good luck!! :)
My friend does this too and always manages to make her horse's mane look awesome, but I've never actually tried it.
How easy and/or time consuming is it?
     

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