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VanillaBean 12-06-2011 01:24 PM

Pulling an already thin mane?
 
I have never pulled a mane but now that I have a TB, I am going to have to because the thought of a long mane on a TB is nightmarish. I was planning on using one of those new things where it pushes up the hair and cuts it at the top. (sorry, I don't know how to explain it!) My friend uses it and she loves it.

ANYWAY.....

The thing is, her mane is already nice and thin. So do I just cut it? I have heard to never cut it, but how do I sorten it without thinning it?

Thanks

smrobs 12-06-2011 01:56 PM

My Dad never used to pull a horse's mane when he was showing. What he would do is get one of those thinning razors like this


http://haircuttingsite.com/library/DoWhackerRazor.gif


Basically, what that does is cuts the mane instead of pulling it, but gives it the non-blunt "pulled" look without thinning it out.

Alwaysbehind 12-06-2011 02:23 PM

Razor comb.

My appaloosa has a very thin mane. No pulling allowed. I shorten it by using a razor comb. Like This.

You do not cut the hair at the base of the neck. That will thin the mane and make a braiding nightmare.

VanillaBean 12-06-2011 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind (Post 1256302)
Razor comb.

My appaloosa has a very thin mane. No pulling allowed. I shorten it by using a razor comb. Like This.

You do not cut the hair at the base of the neck. That will thin the mane and make a braiding nightmare.

So would I hold the bottom of the mane tight and "cut" it with the razor comb? If not, how would I use it?

Thanks

smrobs 12-06-2011 03:30 PM

That's exactly how you do it.

Alwaysbehind 12-06-2011 03:35 PM

If you rub the comb on the mane like you do when you are pushing the mane up to pull it, it will cut in a more natural looking way.

gypsygirl 12-06-2011 03:37 PM

what i do when they have a long but thin mane is flip it over to the other side and cut or clip it, then flip it back over and pull it a little. if you cut it over on the other side it doesnt look hacked.

VanillaBean 12-06-2011 03:49 PM

Awesome, thanks so much everyone.

VanillaBean 12-07-2011 12:30 PM

OK, could I just use a razor blade (not a shaving razor, but like a razor knife blade) instead of the tool AlwaysBehind suggested?

Thanks

Alwaysbehind 12-07-2011 01:26 PM

I do not see why not. A plain razor is just more difficult to hold onto.


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