Mane cutting/pulling & one other question

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

Mane cutting/pulling & one other question

This is a discussion on Mane cutting/pulling & one other question within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    12-19-2011, 03:35 PM
Mane cutting/pulling & one other question

I don't mind a long mane, but Cooper's is beginning to look unkept, even when brushed. I have tried pulling it with a metal comb, and with a mane puller... both were unsuccessful. I know many are against cutting it, but if I were to cut his mane, what kind of scissors should I use?Office industrial strength scissors? Hair scissors? Any tips are appreciated. I have watched mane pullnig videos and still can't do it right.

My otherq question- unrelated to grooming:

I want my daughter to begin riding properly. I bought a nice helmet, breeches, and boots for christmas. Is it possible for her to ride effectively in my english saddle if I jsut get child stirrup leathers? She rides in it fine without stirrups at all, but just wondering what you all think of the idea? I ride in a 17" saddle. She is 6 and tiny, but seems to feel fine in it.

Thanks in advance
Sponsored Links
    12-19-2011, 03:52 PM
Depending on how long it is to start and how short you want to go, i've used regular scissors to take the bulk of the length off and then thinning shears to make it look less straight cut and to thin the mane out some.

Good luck!
    12-19-2011, 03:58 PM
When you say regular scissors, do you mean just whatever I have in the house?
    12-19-2011, 04:08 PM
If you really want to cut it, then you should use thinning shears.

As for your daughter...she should be OK for a little bit in your saddle, if the flaps aren't too long for her legs when she uses stirrups.
    12-19-2011, 08:14 PM
Yuck scissors.... but seriously I would def use thinning scissors if I were to use any. Pulling really isnt that hard, just try to pull a few hairs at a time until you get the hang of it. Once you figure out a technique that works for you then you can pull more/faster.
    12-20-2011, 02:45 PM
Originally Posted by LetAGrlShowU    
when you say regular scissors, do you mean just whatever I have in the house?
yup. Although I found, personally, that little craft type scissors are better because you're not cutting as much in one shot as you would with big industrial/household scissors.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mane Pulling HorseyCharli123 Horse Grooming 12 05-02-2011 08:09 PM
Pulling the Mane? ilyTango Horse Grooming 13 05-21-2010 09:43 PM
mane pulling question harhaijaka Horse Grooming 3 02-28-2010 02:01 PM
Mane Pulling?? Help! OffTrackTB Horse Grooming 11 06-01-2009 09:52 PM
cutting mane bgood400 Horse Grooming 22 03-13-2009 11:49 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:01 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0