Thinning my horses mane?

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    11-16-2010, 05:32 AM
Thinning my horses mane?

Hi everybody!
I need help on how to thin my horses mane?? I pull his mane but it seems to get thicker and it's a lot harder to have nice little plaits when they are the size of a 20 cent coin! It's quite short at the moment so I don't need to pull it but I need to thin it before Saturday as I have a show!! What do I do and how do I do it??! Help me!??
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    11-16-2010, 11:16 AM
When I thin mane I take a small comb or just use your finger, flip the mane over onto its back side, you want to twist the mane that is the underneath backside closests to the neck, just twist and pull it, doesnt hurt them, do it randomly, but evenly, just get a little section maybe about 10 hairs, twist and pull, brush it out and repeat
    11-16-2010, 10:43 PM
Thanks for replying! :)

So it's just like pulling the mane but underneath it? I'll give it a try! Thanks !
    11-17-2010, 03:27 AM
You could try thinning shears, as well. However, it will have to be "kept up" to keep it thinner (well, the same goes for pulling I suppose!).
    11-17-2010, 06:40 AM
I tried pulling it today and man was it tiring! It's that thick it took me like 30 minutes to do half! But it's still pretty thick I just hope it's going to be ok for the show this weekend and it's not too hard to plait! What are thinning shears and where do I get some??
    11-17-2010, 01:39 PM
Thinning shears look like scissors with "teeth". Your local feed or tack store should have them, I would assume. Oh, or pet store. They're pretty common for dog grooming.

    11-17-2010, 11:12 PM
Aww that's great! Thanks so much!

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