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post #1 of 6 Old 07-25-2011, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Main trimmage?

So my quarab mare has a really pretty mane, but it's uneven and straggely at the ends. I don't know how to thin it or whatever, nor do I know what that means. :) but I didnt know if anyone had a trick in how to cut it but still look natural?
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-25-2011, 09:53 PM
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I wouldn't cut it....my mom, who has trimmed people hair in the past, thought the same thing about my arab gelding when we got him. She said "oh we just need to trim it to make it look thicker." Right....it looked thicker all right, and chunky and completely unnatural! I would just condition it and take good care of it and it will grow out thicker and nicer. If it's really bad, a thinning razor can be used just on the ends to tidy it up without looking cut.
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-27-2011, 05:00 PM
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I wouldn't take the risk and cut it, but I know theirs De-matting combs that they use for dogs. It has razors so it will thin the hair without smacking it all off at once. If you comb through it at the bottom it will stagger the cut a bit. I haven't tried this with a horse's mane, only the tails to get knots and tangles out. It blends it very nicely, even if you have to take alot of hair off the tail.
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-27-2011, 06:02 PM
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Pull it, there are tons of videos on youtube to show you how to do it. It takes some time but looks great when finished.

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post #5 of 6 Old 07-28-2011, 06:30 AM
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I am not a fan of pulling manes but you can cut it successfully (sp?) with scissors. But instead of cutting horizontally, turn the scissors vertically and cut. It'll take quite a bit of time but will give you the natural look without having to pull.

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-28-2011, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, I'll try it! Thank you!
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