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    10-10-2013, 09:28 PM
  #1
Foal
Horse VERY sensitive to pulling ):

Hey,
I have a horse named Louie who is VERY sensitive about his mane and every time a try to cut his bridle path, pull his mane or plait his mane, even just touching it, he shakes his head, stomps angrily, and sticks his head straight up in the air. What could I do to keep it braiding length for shows and teach him to calm down? Or at least another way of pulling? This is his mane ):
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    10-10-2013, 09:32 PM
  #2
Yearling
From Pro-Equine Grooms:



Also, due to my horse's thin mane I had to shorten but didn't want to pull so I used thinning shears and just cut to length. I finished off the last little bit with minor snips to the bottom edges to get the "pulled" look.
     
    10-10-2013, 10:05 PM
  #3
Yearling
Remember if you use the tips and tricks from the above poster you should work always from the back side.
It will give you a nicer finished look than cutting or razoring from the front...cover some of the bluntness.
Remember to take small amounts...once gone in error it takes time to grow back and cover in the oops.!
     
    10-10-2013, 11:23 PM
  #4
Foal
Thanks guys (: where could I get the comb? And how much would it cost?
     
    10-14-2013, 10:44 PM
  #5
Yearling
These are available in most online "stores" or in tack shops...here are 2 variations and what they are called...

Razor Thinning Knife - Statelinetack.com

Folding Mane Stripping Comb - Statelinetack.com

Please remember it is a razor... and you can do a lot of damage in one swipe that will take months to grow back in...

I was taught that you only ever apply the blade to the back {against the neck} of the mane and pull away from the horses hide, never toward. You only take a few hairs as it is still felt but the "yank" and hurt of roots removed is now halted.

Be very careful and take small amounts in length and volume of hairs till you learn "the knack" of doing this.
In an instant you can easily have "What have I done ..."
...take a long time to grow back...
     
    10-14-2013, 10:47 PM
  #6
Trained
This is the only way I pull manes now, and have never had an issue with anyone

     

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