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post #1 of 7 Old 03-21-2010, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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pulling mane

when u say pulling the mane ,are u saying pull the hair out by the roots?
please set me straight
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-21-2010, 08:54 PM
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Yes the hair is pulled out by the roots. Part of the mane is sectioned off, and most of the hair brushed up backwards, and whats left is wrapped around a comb and pulled out so the mane is shorter/thinner
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post #3 of 7 Old 03-21-2010, 08:57 PM
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from the face I'm assuming you think it hurts the horse..?
if so, it doesn't. :3 I'm pretty sure they don't have nerve endings there (or so I'm just about positive), meaning it doesn't hurt them like if our hair is pulled.
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It does hurt them. Some complain more than others, and some are completely fine with it. Doing it in small sections and giving breaks helps though
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can u tell me about how much hair can u pull at 1 time,cause they both have thick manes . i would like to keep the mane long but thinner
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it does not really hurt them as they have very few nerve endings. some horses dont like how it moves/pulls at their neck & that is usually why they complain

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post #7 of 7 Old 03-24-2010, 12:09 AM
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Gypsy is right.

As far as how much hair..I've never counted. But it depends on the area and the sensitivity of the horse..
But not much. Little tiny bits. I'd estimate....15-20 hairs average?? Not sure.
Know anyone at your barn/around your neighborhood who pulls their horses' manes that you could ask for a demonstration?
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