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    03-21-2010, 01:59 PM
Green Broke
Thinning a Mane?

Ok, so I let Geof's mane get out of control this winter.... It got thick and long, so I snipped the length off with sissors, but now it's really thick! I was thinking of getting some thinning shears. What are your thoughts on them? How do they work? His mane is hard to pull because it's so thick, I would littereally be out there pulling for a day! If you need pics I can try to get some.....
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    03-21-2010, 02:16 PM
I wouldnt go with any type of thinning scissors !

I usually cut the mane, but leave it a bit longer than I like, then pull pull pull. Just try to pull it a bit every day or every other day [like pull out 10 chunks a day]
    03-21-2010, 06:14 PM
I agree with the above... Thinning shears are only good for making the bottom look not so chopped off.
    03-21-2010, 06:21 PM
Green Broke
Yeah thinning shears are not the way to go. I agree with what gypsygirl said. Chop and then pull to make it look more natural. If you have a horse that doesn't like pulling like I do, try the SoloComb. It helps with thinning and pulling at the same time!
    03-21-2010, 07:00 PM
Green Broke
What is a solocomb and where can I aquire one?
    03-21-2010, 07:05 PM
Green Broke
Man, I can't believe how many people have never heard of the SoloComb! It has changed the way I pull manes.

Here it is: Solo Comb (Equine - Grooming - Grooming Aids - Combs Brushes)
    03-21-2010, 07:34 PM
Are you saying pulling ? Does that mean pull hair out by the roots by hand.
    03-21-2010, 09:58 PM
O___O 30 dollars?! Eugh. I'll just carefully use scissors if Imma do that
    03-21-2010, 10:02 PM
I've seen the solocomb, but how do you use and and how does it work isn't it just a blade?
    03-21-2010, 11:00 PM
If your horse doesnt like mane pulling, try standing on a stool so you are above them & pulling the hairs UP not towards yourself, they don't mind it if you do that =]

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