How to shave a mane without clippers?

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    01-21-2013, 10:11 PM
How to shave a mane without clippers?

Hi all,

Will be shaving my geldings mane for the first time since I've had him after the holidays (its grown out long since last time, he's a stock horse so it suits ) but have a slight problems. I have really good quality clippers, but where he's agisted there arnt any powerpoints in areas that are horse acessible.

Whats the best method to shave his mane without using clippers? Im sure just plain scissors would make it look really uneven and awful. I was quite literary thinking shaving gel and mens razors, anyone had any luck with this method? Or could anyone suggest me the best method!

Thanks in advance!
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    01-21-2013, 10:22 PM
Are you roaching his whole mane??
    01-21-2013, 10:28 PM
I'd use scissors if you absolutely can't use clippers which would be my preferred way of roaching. The thing with scissors though, it will likely take a while to achieve the nice clean even look I suspect you're thinking about not to say it isn't possible, it is, it's just time consuming... I would try to use egg whites then brush out the mane, let it harden like if you'd used hair gel then begin clipping. It might make it easier to level it out.

I would not use razors unless you want a bald or worse cut pony not to mention I doubt a razor will easily cut though horse hair without gunking up beyond use.
    01-21-2013, 10:28 PM
....Extension cord?
    01-21-2013, 10:38 PM
Thanks for the tips!

Can't use extension cords for safety reasons. I guess I could have a go with the scissors and how it turns out! He will be shaved to the skin for the whole mane leaving the forelock only so im not worried about bald patches! His whole mane with be a bald patch lol.
    01-21-2013, 10:39 PM
Use a heavy duty extension cord with a surge protector on it.....clip
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    01-21-2013, 10:43 PM
I wish I could use the clippers! So easy! Off and even in less than 3 minutes! Id have to talk to the property owner but I don't think he would permit it
    01-21-2013, 10:44 PM
Oooooor find a pair of good quality cordless clippers
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    01-21-2013, 10:48 PM
Even better! If I had a spare $200 lying around! Haha!
    01-25-2013, 12:54 AM
How about taking the horse to where you can use clippers?
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