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post #21 of 36 Old 07-28-2010, 03:51 AM
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I only use sissors... when I bother to do a trim of Pumpkins mane or tail but anyways. Love the stories!

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post #22 of 36 Old 07-28-2010, 04:04 AM
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I am a HUGE scissor fan. Vegas tries to get away from the clippers, and I dont want to catch a piece of skin or anything!

I use scissors to cut the bridal path, feathering, mane, tail, ears, whiskers. You name it! The Scissors have been there!
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post #23 of 36 Old 07-28-2010, 04:23 AM
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I always use scissors on my horse's tail but I do pull his mane. He is half Arab so doesn't have much of a tail anyway, no one will notice that I use scissors on it to neaten it up :P

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post #24 of 36 Old 07-31-2010, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by ridergirl23 View Post
har-har, Im in high school, and one day last year I cut my LONG hair (halfway down my back) short as my ear lobes with paper scissors in my room. lmfao IN HIGH SCHOOL. My mom had to hide the scissors. lmfao. And the only reason i cut it was it was static-ie that day. lmfao.

I also cut like, six inches off my geldings tail one day, lmfao, my trainer was like *facepalm*. lol.

I have like shoulder length hair that can't decide if it wants to be curly, or straight, so it does this akward.... mix of it? I dunno, sometimes it looks like I have a perm, others its just kinda... there....

Hahaha... Don't worry I'm not allowed permanent markers, sharp objects, shiny things.... :) Its almost as bad as some of the paste eating stories around here...

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post #25 of 36 Old 07-31-2010, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Quedeme View Post
lol, ok, so, over in another board I told a story about how my horse's tail was so thick and heavy that she couldn't properly lift it to go potty and thus got dirty ALL the time!

Yes yes, I know that cleaning it would have been a better option, however, I couldn't clean it EVERY day.

So, what do I do? I take some scissors to her that's what! lol

I trimmed up along her dock and shaped it around her big 'ol rear so that it 'layered' nicely, as well as up underneath a bit where it got the dirtiest.

While doing this another boarder who owns western pleasure show horses comes up and gives me a look far dirtier than my horse's tail. She looks at me and asks "What on EARTH are you doing?!" and I state the obvious "Cutting her tail to keep it clean" lol. I then get a small lecture that I should just wash it regularly and or 'pull' it.

Now, I know what pulling is, but I don't really want to spend an hour yanking at the hairs on my horses butt! lol

I don't show or compete or anything. I just go, love on my girl and ride in a small riding area or out in a pasture. I don't even go on trail rides with other people lol.

Same day, same grannie. When done with my horse's tail, I move to her ears, yes, with the scissors! lol. So, Caddy is standing like the lovely lady she is and I'm just snipping away when the grannie returns. Not so politely she asks me why I don't just take some clippers to her ears if I was so worried about it. I just smile and shrug and explain that I don't own a pair of clippers. She tells me that there are some 'communal' clippers up in some cabinet. I didn't really feel like getting into. (Not really hot on using other people's things, communal or otherwise hehe)

So yeah, that's my funny little story of being so very 'un-horsey' that I take scissors to my horse lol.

Really...what's the big deal with pulling and clipping if it works for the horse and the rider?
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post #26 of 36 Old 10-06-2010, 03:56 AM
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Cool other scissor dorks glad I am not the only one to use them. Neighbor had a COW when she saw me clip Rascals ear hair with scissors. OMG YOU'LL POKE HIS EYE OUT!!! Last time I looked his eyes are a bit lower LOL
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post #27 of 36 Old 10-06-2010, 06:46 AM
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Scissor Dork in da house! To lazy to get my clippers and now there's no electricity in the barn.
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post #28 of 36 Old 10-06-2010, 08:12 AM
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I use clippers and sissors! I really don't understand why someone would "pull" hair out when you can just cut it. It can't be comfortable for the horse even if it doesn't hurt as much as pulling my own hair. I use sissors on the mane but cut up into the mane not across. That way it does look natural and not "cut".

Different strokes for different folks!!!

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post #29 of 36 Old 10-06-2010, 09:11 AM
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I use scissors allllll the time.
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post #30 of 36 Old 10-06-2010, 09:37 AM
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I don't see an issue with using scissors - I had to do a full mane roach with scissors because I didn't have power in the barn. When I got to the show, I borrowed a pair and cleaned it up, but if I hadn't been showing, I wouldn't have bothered - it looked fine. For the face though, you can use a cheapo Bic razor for all the little whiskers. It's neater and safer, particularly if you've got a head tosser.

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