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StormyBlues 03-21-2010 01:59 PM

Thinning a Mane?
 
Ok, so I let Geof's mane get out of control this winter....:lol: It got thick and long, so I snipped the length off with sissors, but now it's really thick! I was thinking of getting some thinning shears. What are your thoughts on them? How do they work? His mane is hard to pull because it's so thick, I would littereally be out there pulling for a day! If you need pics I can try to get some.....

gypsygirl 03-21-2010 02:16 PM

i wouldnt go with any type of thinning scissors !

i usually cut the mane, but leave it a bit longer than i like, then pull pull pull. just try to pull it a bit every day or every other day [like pull out 10 chunks a day]

PaintsPwn 03-21-2010 06:14 PM

I agree with the above... Thinning shears are only good for making the bottom look not so chopped off.

eventerdrew 03-21-2010 06:21 PM

yeah thinning shears are not the way to go. I agree with what gypsygirl said. Chop and then pull to make it look more natural. If you have a horse that doesn't like pulling like I do, try the SoloComb. It helps with thinning and pulling at the same time!

StormyBlues 03-21-2010 07:00 PM

what is a solocomb and where can I aquire one?

eventerdrew 03-21-2010 07:05 PM

Man, I can't believe how many people have never heard of the SoloComb! It has changed the way I pull manes.

here it is: Solo Comb (Equine - Grooming - Grooming Aids - Combs Brushes)

ididasku 03-21-2010 07:34 PM

are u saying pulling ? does that mean pull hair out by the roots by hand.

PaintsPwn 03-21-2010 09:58 PM

O___O 30 dollars?! Eugh. I'll just carefully use scissors if Imma do that

JustLeaveIt2Mya 03-21-2010 10:02 PM

i've seen the solocomb, but how do you use and and how does it work isn't it just a blade?

gypsygirl 03-21-2010 11:00 PM

if your horse doesnt like mane pulling, try standing on a stool so you are above them & pulling the hairs UP not towards yourself, they dont mind it if you do that =]


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