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post #11 of 41 Old 07-13-2012, 06:56 PM
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Awwee. That does look painful. It's one of those things where the pain is so concentrated and in a highly used area.. it's just the worst.

I've had success with the solo-comb. If you don't know what it is, it's basically a non-pulling method of pulling... a backcomb and snip/clip kinda thing. I think it was 30 bucks or something like that... and you have to buy blade replacements (I've only used it a few times to do the first time around and then some different touch-ups since). My horse's mane was very uneven and now it is much more even and shorter. I think both short and long manes are beautiful but I have become a sucker for the short mane haha. I don't know if I will have my horse's mane actually pulled in the future. I've never done real pulling. Only solo-comb.

Hope you feel better. (:

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post #12 of 41 Old 07-15-2012, 03:30 PM
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OOOHHH! That must hurt be careful not to get horsey dust in there! ;)

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post #13 of 41 Old 07-17-2012, 04:46 AM
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Ouch! Been there before. Especially with pony manes I use mane scissors these days, faster and less annoying for all involved!

On a similar note, never ride an equicizer (mechanical horse) without gloves on, I lost all the skin on my knuckles within about 30 seconds on the high speed. Ouch.
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post #14 of 41 Old 07-17-2012, 08:46 AM
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Years ago we used an aluminum mane comb, hand sized, with wide spaced teeth. We'd take no more than 4 hairs, wrap it once around the comb and pull. Saved our fingers.
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post #15 of 41 Old 07-17-2012, 09:31 AM
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Ya I started recently experiencing blisters! Just from sweeping too! I need to wear gloves. :/

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post #16 of 41 Old 07-19-2012, 03:06 AM
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By golly you are pulling so incorrectly.



When you get the mane like this wrap it around the comb and then you do not have to use your fingers to take the 'pull'.
Also if you pull the hair from right up near the crest it comes out easier.
The only time you need to use your fingers is for the final levelling.



If you look I am using a dog comb with a handle, much better and easier.
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post #17 of 41 Old 07-19-2012, 03:15 AM
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By golly you are pulling so incorrectly.



When you get the mane like this wrap it around the comb and then you do not have to use your fingers to take the 'pull'.
Also if you pull the hair from right up near the crest it comes out easier.
The only time you need to use your fingers is for the final levelling.



If you look I am using a dog comb with a handle, much better and easier.
When I was taught to pull there were no combs in the kit I was given. I had to do a big, thick pony mane with my fingers and they were a total mess afterward. Of course I then ended up with dirt in all the sores because I was too proud (read stupid) to ask for plasters and get laughed at and considered a wuss by the guys
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post #18 of 41 Old 07-20-2012, 02:21 AM Thread Starter
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I know how to pull a mane....
I had just forgot protection and didn't have a pulling comb...and if you had seen this mane you'd see it wasn't easy at all
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post #19 of 41 Old 07-20-2012, 09:01 PM
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Ever mane pulling comb, razor thingy, cheater pulling device doesn't create a nice look on my horse's mane, it's so thick. He is the only horse I came across like this, I never pulled before, I cheated. This guy's mane is thick, and if it's not pulled it doesn't have a nice flat look when I band it. I now learned my lesson, I pull over long periods of time so his mane is basically done every time I ride, but just a bit.
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post #20 of 41 Old 09-19-2012, 06:24 PM
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EHH! Same as a gymnastics rip but deeper....
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