How short should I pull my horse's mane?

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

How short should I pull my horse's mane?

This is a discussion on How short should I pull my horse's mane? within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • How short should a hunter horses mane be
  • How can i tell is my horses mane is to short

LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-16-2013, 11:02 PM
How short should I pull my horse's mane?

Well I should basically say that I'm not actually pulling her mane, I'm using the back-comb and snip process of the SoloComb which is a mane pulling alternative. It doesn't quite thin the mane as much for those of you who don't know.

I was wondering how short I should go for my QH mane. Last year I went really short and by this winter it was grown out pretty far but I wasn't sure.
Sponsored Links
    03-18-2013, 06:33 AM
What are you doing with your horse?
For the hunter/equitation circuit you should be able to put your pinky on the top of the crest and have the mane end at your thumb.
Dressage usually needs long enough to braid it.
    03-18-2013, 04:09 PM
I agree with the above post, it depends on what you're showing. Usually you're safe with 3 1/2 to 4 inches, but certain braids require more. For banding, people usually go with 4 inches, but my horse's mane doesn't get banded, so I don't know for sure.
    03-19-2013, 10:50 PM
I would feel so bad pulling their manes! Don't hate- I know I'll have to do it some day too
    03-23-2013, 03:14 PM
Defietly depends on what you will be showing.

I usually pull them until they are 3 1/2 to 3 in long.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
This is why you we gloves and use a mane pulling comb to pull a mane!! Klassic Superstar Horse Grooming 40 07-09-2014 09:51 PM
Pull Mane or Cut? Crossroadshorsefarm Horse Grooming 13 04-27-2012 04:09 AM
how to pull mane when horse shakes so much??!! Anna72 Horse Grooming 7 05-06-2010 06:27 AM
Why pull a mane? snoggle Horse Grooming 53 12-05-2009 06:15 PM
how do i pull a mane on a horse that wont stand still..... Gingerrrrr Horse Grooming 2 03-30-2008 05:41 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:32 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0