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post #1 of 4 Old 06-15-2014, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Pulling the mane : problems

So I have a gelding who is a hunter jumper and he absolutely hates it when I pull his mane. Is there another way to shorten his mane while it still looks like I pulled it?
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-15-2014, 08:50 PM
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Use a thinning razor comb...combination pulling comb and sharp blade edge to cut not pull the hairs. Always work with cutting from the underside out...never outside {topside} in.

they come in various styles but this is the kind I have and use...

There is also a technique where you go through the motions of starting a "pull" then stop but keep the pressure on...hold it...the hair basically releases itself.
Make sure you are only taking a few hairs at a time not a fistful.
I can pull/snap a mane to length and thickness without using a actual pulling comb...the horse doesn't fuss because I'm not yanking a lot of hairs at once, only 3-5 strands at a time. It does take longer but without the fight...

Good luck!

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post #3 of 4 Old 06-15-2014, 09:05 PM
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Apologies the picture didn't transfer.
Here is a link and hopefully a picture...


They are available from most horse supply catalogs and in most stores...

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post #4 of 4 Old 06-15-2014, 09:12 PM
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Here you go, using this method I could pull my rescue mares mane, and at one time she wouldn't even let me comb it

It really works, and when you get proficient it doesn't take long.
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