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post #11 of 24 Old 07-13-2011, 02:55 PM
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Weird... most of the horses at my barn, don't care when their manes are pulled. interesting =)
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post #12 of 24 Old 07-13-2011, 04:16 PM
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Personally, I prefer the look of a nicely maintained, natural mane. No tangles or snarls, but long and healthy. I've never enjoyed pulling manes and I can't imagine that horses enjoy having it done either. I can understand the reasons behind it... it's just not something I find necessary.
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post #13 of 24 Old 07-13-2011, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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to the people who say pulling a horses mane is painful... ITS NOT horses do NOT have any nerve endings there! and if you lets say comb thru their mane and it knotty and pull hard and the horse kinda side steps that doesnt mean it hurts them it means your putting them off balance. and for english ridng they prefer that the horses mane is short long manes dont pin well
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post #14 of 24 Old 07-13-2011, 07:33 PM
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A stable I rode at as a teen recommended pulling only three or four hairs at a time so it was time consuming. We'd start a horse several weeks before a show as we'd get tired before the horse did.
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thats a great idea!
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post #16 of 24 Old 07-13-2011, 11:22 PM
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Pulling the mane doesnt hurt them at all :)
I just let my mares mane grow naturally.
It depends on the type of riding you are doing.
Dressage usually likes the clean cut, or special braiding styles.
westerns are usually naturally grown to be long.
Dressage/english (showjumpers, eventers etc, Around here anyway) LOVE a pulled mane and dislike a cut mane.

And western, it depends on what you're doing, For Halter, WP, HUS etc clean cut (with scissors) and they cut after banding to make sure it's very straight.
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post #17 of 24 Old 07-14-2011, 12:04 AM
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Dressage/english (showjumpers, eventers etc, Around here anyway) LOVE a pulled mane and dislike a cut mane.

And western, it depends on what you're doing, For Halter, WP, HUS etc clean cut (with scissors) and they cut after banding to make sure it's very straight.
yes that is what i meant. clean cut as in fancy pretty proper...not a scissor cut. the western around me prefers the natural mane brushed & washed. thats it.
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post #18 of 24 Old 07-14-2011, 12:55 AM
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to the people who say pulling a horses mane is painful... ITS NOT horses do NOT have any nerve endings there! and if you lets say comb thru their mane and it knotty and pull hard and the horse kinda side steps that doesnt mean it hurts them it means your putting them off balance. and for english ridng they prefer that the horses mane is short long manes dont pin well
I sugest you go do some research. even talk to a vet. They do have nerve endings there.

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post #19 of 24 Old 07-14-2011, 01:09 AM
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Dressage/english (showjumpers, eventers etc, Around here anyway) LOVE a pulled mane and dislike a cut mane.

And western, it depends on what you're doing, For Halter, WP, HUS etc clean cut (with scissors) and they cut after banding to make sure it's very straight.
At the barn I'm at(I ride dressage) My trainer cuts the manes because pulling takes way to long, and she makes cut manes look like they're pulled, which is amazing. But personally I don't notice, because at a show it's braided anyways, lol.

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post #20 of 24 Old 07-14-2011, 02:46 AM
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I'm glad I mainly have Haffies, and an an Arab, no pulling needed, but Mr G does need pulling. I was recently introduced to this way of pulling


basically the same way we all know, but instead of yanking out the hair you just put tension on it and it kind of releases and comes away. It is a very weird feeling, but they don't appear to feel any stress ay all. I've even started tidying up Berts mane while she is eating her supper, and believe me if it hurt she would let you know
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