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post #21 of 41 Old 09-20-2012, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Yup, know those too! Did gymnastics for almost 10 years!
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post #22 of 41 Old 09-20-2012, 08:51 PM
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Definitely looks like it hurt! I guess I'll be thankful that Indie has a nice mane that lays flat to her neck. I've gotten some horrid blisters from my riding boots before when I've forgotten socks though, so I can relate on some level.. although showers weren't too painful because I usually just stuck my foot on the wall to avoid it stinging. The things we do for our horses, eh?

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That happened to me two weeks ago! xD ... Then, while watching a YouTube video, I discovered that you're supposed to wrap it around a comb, and felt like a derp. xD

The things we do to ourselves out of sheer ignorance... xD

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Makes me Glad I like a Natural flowing Mane.

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post #25 of 41 Old 09-23-2012, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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Lol you should see his mane now...before I left on my trip that I am on now, it's flipped both way many time, he's such a dork face! Haha
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post #26 of 41 Old 09-23-2012, 05:42 PM
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I'm familiar with those sores too! I had to give up wrapping the hairs around the comb because my (STEEL) comb broke... Self taught mane pulling, didn't realise I was takng too many hairs.. Oops.

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post #27 of 41 Old 09-24-2012, 11:18 AM
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mane pulling combs

Isn't there a mane pulling comb that does all the work for you? I know about the age old small metal combs that you wrap the hair around and then pull it out. I used someones pulling comb once that cut the mane without making it look like scissors were used. Normally when I pull a long mane I cut the first couple inches with scissors and then pull out the rest with a comb. Saves lots of blisters
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post #28 of 41 Old 10-12-2012, 06:39 AM
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I just used thinning scissors on myhorse... works a treat haha
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post #29 of 41 Old 10-12-2012, 09:54 PM
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Best comb for pulling manes is one designed for grooming dogs. Never get blisters now.

If you are going to pull with fingers, wrap your fingers in cloth type plasters and then wear medical rubber gloves.
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post #30 of 41 Old 04-23-2014, 03:49 PM
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When I pull I just tough it out. Though i do keep it under control rather then waiting till a show. Much easier that way!
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