Mane Pulling: What to charge?
I'm known as the "mane person" at my barn. I usually do "cheater pulling" for people, but there's a few people I know like a traditionally pulled mane better. Although my cheater pulls are as close to a real pulled look as possible, I think.
Show season is coming up and I realized I'd be having a lot more people wanting manes done for the season. I decided to start asking for a small fee. I feel kind of bad, because I'm really not trying to nickel and dime everyone, but it does take my time, and I use 2-4 razor blades just on one mane.
I was thinking $5 for cheater pulls, but I'm not sure about traditional pulling. Sometimes it depends on how the horse behaves. The cooperative horses, I'd be happy to do for $15, but on some of the uncooperative horses...well, I'd want a little more, because when they're wiggling all over the place, it inevitably takes more time. What do you guys think?
Cinnamon Whiskey 11 y/o 15hh Chestnut AQHA mare, 2'6 Jumpers