Does it hurt them? I've been told by three different people three different things. First said it does hurt, second said it hurts if you do it when it's cold because the pores are all closed up, and third said it doesn't hurt at all. I'm not sure who I believe but my girl's barely reacting to it so it can't be that bad. I've done maybe the lower 1/3 of her mane but was told not to do it all in one day so she'll get more pulled tomorrow and the next day until it's done.
I'm pulling with my hands, wearing a glove on the hand I'm using to pull the hair out (so my hands are in no danger and the glove gives better grip so it's easier to pull it out), but would it be a quicker job if I used a pulling comb? I can pick one up at the local tack shop for a few dollars so they're cheap enough.
When I've got the length I want, for a thick mane, should I continue to pull to thin it out, or does pulling for the length thin it out sufficiently?