Originally Posted by faye
at least me using a solo wrong wont cause harm to a horse, pulling a mane and drawing blood is almost unheard of!
Sorry but what the hell are you doing to draw blood? My horses have pulled manes all year round, I show and every one of my showing friends pull manes all year round (except for a few who have horses that need very long manes) and never ever has one ever drawn blood.
Almost unheard of? Not never heard of, then. And tails bleed, do they?
Fact is that I've had a number of horses that didn't like mane pulling (including bleeders) as well as one who didn't care or bleed. Plus I had a mare whose mare had been pulled for showing at sale who you couldn't put your hand on mid-crest, let alone hold her mane there.
So now I rarely pull. I hate my own hair pulled so why inflict it on a partner?