I'm leasing a horse and I will be showing him in August and September. He's got a typical thick Belgian mane, and it desperately needs to be pulled. However, I asked his owner why it isn't, and she said he really doesn't like it. She also said he needed gum chains for her to even get a bit of it done.
Is there any way for him to not hate his mane being pulled? Are there any techniques to pulling a mane that might not annoy him as much? I don't want to just cut his mane, as this will make it grow back even thicker. I also don't want to roach his mane, as that isn't really acceptable in hunters. Any suggestions?