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    03-30-2008, 09:34 AM
  #1
Green Broke
how do i pull a mane on a horse that wont stand still.....

Ok well most of you know im selling my horse. I want to get her looking all nice for when people come and see her. I know if I try and pull her mane she probably wont stand still so how do I do it? And also how do I exactly pull a horses mane?
     
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    03-30-2008, 01:07 PM
  #2
Foal
A twitch is going to be your best bet... unless you have a really patient friend and a lot of time. To pull a mane you should start at the withers because it's less sensitive there. Gather a small section of mane and hold on to the bottom where the longest hairs are (assuming you want to shorten it). Then take a small metal comb and tease back the majority of the mane while still holding the longest hairs at the bottom. Then take the remaining hairs and wrap them around the comb once and gently pull downward. Don't think about pulling the hairs out.. just maintain firm pressure and your horse will "release" the hairs. It's actually kindof creepy.. you'll hear this popping sound and they will just start to pull out lol You should see little white ends on the hairs if you're doing it right. Hope that's not too confusing!! Good luck!
     
    03-30-2008, 05:41 PM
  #3
Foal
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Originally Posted by horsechick_88
A twitch is going to be your best bet... unless you have a really patient friend and a lot of time. To pull a mane you should start at the withers because it's less sensitive there. Gather a small section of mane and hold on to the bottom where the longest hairs are (assuming you want to shorten it). Then take a small metal comb and tease back the majority of the mane while still holding the longest hairs at the bottom. Then take the remaining hairs and wrap them around the comb once and gently pull downward. Don't think about pulling the hairs out.. just maintain firm pressure and your horse will "release" the hairs. It's actually kindof creepy.. you'll hear this popping sound and they will just start to pull out lol You should see little white ends on the hairs if you're doing it right. Hope that's not too confusing!! Good luck!
I agree..good way to explain, too!
But
I do disagree with starting at the bottom of the mane, especially if your horse doesn't stand still to well- I suggest starting at the top, since it is more sensitive there, you can get that done first since it is the hardest and tallest and then go down from there.
     

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