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post #41 of 44 Old 12-27-2012, 07:11 AM
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After many years of pulling when I did H/J, I finally have one with a long mane......but I have also learned from one of the top reining barns, that if you actually trim the bottom with scissors **GASP** it makes it grow nice and thick, as well as neaten it up a bit. So, I trim it carefully, then just go down the mane with the scissor tips cutting very tiny criss-crosses in the ends to make it so it doesn't look just straight blunt cut. More natural. I am not good with the razor thingys smrobs referred to......same idea. But-I also bang his tail........its a reining thing, I guess, but sure seems thicker.

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post #42 of 44 Old 12-27-2012, 12:56 PM
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i love the long hair its so pretty!

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post #43 of 44 Old 12-29-2012, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Franknbeans I love the look of a tail that is banged! Ill have to try the scissor thing on the bottom of the mane too!
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post #44 of 44 Old 12-29-2012, 08:27 PM
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Why does someone always have to point out that someone's horse is 'a little skinny' or 'needs more weight on it' without finding out the facts first?? There might be a wide variety of reasons why a horse may be underweight you know... Plus, this thread was about long manes, not horses weight. End rant.
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The thread was about your horse and his beautiful mane, so other horses are a sideline.In this case there no criticism given or implied, it was just an opinion passed, and I agree the horse looks a bit ribby. It doesn't look falling down dead thin, I have no idea if that one pic gives a true impression, but again, you post a pic people are going to make a comment. Anything from pretty horse, nice color, lovely mane, I dont usually like **** but I like yours.

People look at mine and usually say pretty but too fat, it's an opinion, nothing else.

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