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post #11 of 17 Old 12-17-2011, 07:24 PM
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Glad it's all turning out.
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post #12 of 17 Old 12-19-2011, 08:11 AM
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Incase it happens again next time, Lynn Palm has a great technique for pulling with sensitive horses. I'm on my phone, so I can't do links, but it's my favorite method. I'll try to remember to post it later.

Also, I wouldn't recommend a solo comb. It just cuts, so you have this thickness at the top where it wasn't cut, then the rest thats thinner, and can make a mane look awkward. Pulling gets it all out, so your mane is even.
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post #13 of 17 Old 12-19-2011, 11:32 AM
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The Solo comb works super well for manes that you don't actually want to thin out at the top, but want to clean up "draggly" ends.
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post #14 of 17 Old 12-23-2011, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Incase it happens again next time, Lynn Palm has a great technique for pulling with sensitive horses. I'm on my phone, so I can't do links, but it's my favorite method. I'll try to remember to post it later.

Also, I wouldn't recommend a solo comb. It just cuts, so you have this thickness at the top where it wasn't cut, then the rest thats thinner, and can make a mane look awkward. Pulling gets it all out, so your mane is even.
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hmmm. that would make me iffy then.

Her mane is quite thick and a bugger to maintain if I don't pull it. I have cut it in the past and afterward realized it was definitely going to need pulled from then on. Hers is so thick that when cut it's painfully obvious that it was chopped and just doesn't look natural in the least (that, or maybe I just suck with scissors!). But either way it's much too think not to pull it.

I'm hoping that with a little work/time she'll get used to the whole idea.
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post #15 of 17 Old 12-23-2011, 03:23 PM
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Here you go, here is the Lynn Palm link

I saw this in the spring and this is definitely the way to stress free mane pulling, fantastic
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post #16 of 17 Old 12-25-2011, 10:16 AM
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I love that method.
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post #17 of 17 Old 12-25-2011, 10:49 AM
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With my horses, I have to pull their manes over a couple few days because they hate it. I pull a small amount of strands with each pull, and I try to pull it after giving them a sweaty workout so that their pores will be open and it makes the job easier for both of us. A thick fluffy mane will probably take several days, a little at a time, to complete. Distracting the horse with a bucket of goodies or hay can help too.
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