Originally Posted by Vidaloco
Both of those look so good I'm tempted to do Shiloh who has a very thin mane. Do you just use scissors?
The only time I used scissors was when I roached him for the first time, to get rid of the bulk of his mane so I didn't kill the clippers. I clip it to shape it. It takes some practice. I've messed it up and given him a flat top a few times! Mama gave him a real bad haircut
The trick is to work it (the top) gradually with an arc in mind. Even when you do that, it will still look like a flat top. So, then, you go along the outside edge of the mane on either side and slant the clipper to give it a more rounded shape and refinement. I have some pictures that might help...but I don't want to hijack the thread. Let me know if you guys want to see them, and I'll post them!