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post #1 of 13 Old 03-21-2010, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 13 Old 03-21-2010, 01:16 PM
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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]

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I agree with the above... Thinning shears are only good for making the bottom look not so chopped off.

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post #4 of 13 Old 03-21-2010, 05:21 PM
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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!

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post #5 of 13 Old 03-21-2010, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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what is a solocomb and where can I aquire one?

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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)

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post #7 of 13 Old 03-21-2010, 06:34 PM
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are you saying pulling ? Does that mean pull hair out by the roots by hand.
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post #8 of 13 Old 03-21-2010, 08:58 PM
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O___O 30 dollars?! Eugh. I'll just carefully use scissors if Imma do that

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post #9 of 13 Old 03-21-2010, 09:02 PM
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i've seen the solocomb, but how do you use and and how does it work isn't it just a blade?

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post #10 of 13 Old 03-21-2010, 10:00 PM
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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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