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post #11 of 15 Old 09-04-2011, 02:43 AM
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It doesn't hurt me to pluck my eyebrows anymore.... When I first started, yeah it did, but now it doesn't at all. Even when its almost all grown back in, I can do both sides with no pain.
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post #12 of 15 Old 09-04-2011, 03:55 PM
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Just remember, they really don't have much feeling in their roots of the mane, so all they feel is the tug on their neck, but not so much the hair being pulled. Whereas with humans, we have such sensitive heads, so we really feel it.

On the subject of eyebrows, I've always had mine waxed, and it gets easier and easier everytime.
Most likely it's the same principal for the horse, when you pull their manes. At first, they may be concerned about why their neck is being tugged on slightly, but eventually it's no problem.

It makes it tidier in the sense that when you cut it, there's sometimes rough edgy spots, and pulling will straighten that all out and make it flow more naturally.

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post #13 of 15 Old 09-04-2011, 06:05 PM
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All of mine including my 4 yrold explosive youngster will fall asleep whilst I pull thier manes and tails.

They will all allow me to pull thier manes in one go andI pull tails over the course of a few weeks to ensure that the tail doesnt bleed (as the skin on the tail is thinner then that on the mane

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post #14 of 15 Old 09-04-2011, 08:35 PM
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Of my two English horses, Excel is fine with it and Molly has always loathed it. I don't think it's pain, however, as she tosses her head the same way when I pretend to pull it as when I actually pull. I'm letting it grow out for now, as I have no shows planned for her for a while.
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post #15 of 15 Old 09-05-2011, 01:59 AM
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I still sneeze when I pluck my eyebrows, lol.... AFTER EVERY HAIR!
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