Originally Posted by Ray MacDonald
Getting your hair ripped out hurts like hell! Most horses wont stand still for someone to be able to do this any longer than a minute....
Horses don't have nerve endings in their hair, so actually pulling their hair out doesn't cause them any pain like it does when our hair is pulled.
What horses dislike some of the time is the tugging sensation on their neck when you're pulling chunks out. Often if you take less at a time, they won't be as bothered by it. Other horses are just impatient and don't really want to stand while you fiddle with their mane.