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    01-17-2011, 04:02 PM
Green Broke
Pulling tail

I have never pulled a horse's tail or mane and I was wanting to pull my husband's horse's tail.It's a pretty thick tail and super thick at top. We were wanting to pull it for next month's show that way she looks put together and not a giant puff ball. Also her body hair is curly/wavy...is there a way to fix that?I don't know if it's just her winter coat or what but she looks like she has finger waves throughout it
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    01-17-2011, 05:12 PM
You don't pull tails. It's a scissors thing. Just condition it really well and it won't puff.

Pulling a mane is a pain in the butt, and it may be hard to get your desired length when you first start out.
    01-17-2011, 07:19 PM
Green Broke
Well I saw on youtube someone pulling tails for shows...but I was a bit confused.
    01-17-2011, 07:22 PM
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    01-17-2011, 07:22 PM
Green Broke
You can pull tails... a lot of big eventers do it.

But I personally just cut. Haha
    01-17-2011, 07:25 PM
Green Broke
I also saw horses at the show with pulled tails..it was obvious that they were pulled.
My husband's horse's tail is reallllllllllllly thick. She's a mustang and every mustang I've met at massive,heavy tails. It just kinda hangs there like a wet towel and we were wanting it to be kinda of flow-y and thinner....most people like thick tails. My horse has a thin tail and I prefer it soo much more...well besides being short.
    01-17-2011, 07:27 PM
I am also very curious about pulling tails. I've seen a few horses with pulled tails and I think it looks really sharp. Can it be pulled instead of braided? Sorry I don't know much in terms of how to go about it but I'm quite curious.
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    01-17-2011, 07:31 PM
Green Broke
Vivache you certainly do pull tails! Sissors looks bl**dy awful!! And yes I can very easily tell who has pulled a tail correctly and who has tried to get the same look with sissors.

This tail had been pulled (but hasnt yet been bandaged to lay it down):

This tail has been sissored or clipped (and very badly!):

Gidget give me 5 mins and I'll explain how to pull a tail!
    01-17-2011, 07:42 PM
I've heard it's possible, but more of a hassle than pulling a mane.

And I wasn't saying to bang it straight. Up and down.
    01-17-2011, 07:46 PM
Green Broke
Thanks Faye!

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