My mare has recently decided that mane pulling is not at the top of her list of favorite things to do, however, it is at the top of mine. I absolutely cannot stand a long mane on her, it's just way way to ratty and thick, so much easier to maintain when she's got a short mane. I have pulled her mane twice before, the first time was back when her mane was grossly long. Second time was just a tidy up. I've done her bridle path as well. She generally never complained too much about the whole ordeal. But now her bridle path is way overdue and her mane needs a tidy up. I have tried 3 days in a row and she just won't have any of it. Last night I even tried to pull as she was eating her dinner, normally this would do the trick right off the bat but apparently not!
So what do you guys do for a horse that just does not want their mane pulled? Any special tricks I can use?