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I have heard both of them, but what's the difference, if there even is a difference? Thanks!
 

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There is a difference, a large difference actually.
Same concept but different method to a finished product....

Pulling uses a pulling comb and a "snatch & pull" of the mane methodically to reduce length and thickness.
A few hairs wrapped around a specialized comb and you pull till a release of the hair is achieved.
http://www.doversaddlery.com/pulling-comb/p/x1-1027/?ids=bnn3ncgllkhvji1a2gbqdsap

A thinning is done with a thinning comb/razor ....a type of razor.
http://www.doversaddlery.com/grooming-&-thinning-knife/p/x1-1008/?ids=bnn3ncgllkhvji1a2gbqdsap
Thinning is quick, less fuss if the horse is very reactive to tugging and pulling.
A thinning comb can reduce mass and length same as a pulling comb but faster...
A thinning comb in one swipe can do a lot of damage in uneducated hands where a pulled mane takes time to achieve as you can only pull a few hairs at a time or a healthy maned horse you could just about hang from their mane before a "hunk" would come out...

You need to know what you are doing with either style for a finished and polished look to be achieved..ask someone to teach you how to use either tool.
Watch and learn, observe before trying yourself alone...
Having a set of eyes to watch and offer tidbits of advice while doing a mane yourself is a great help.

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Wow! I never really knew the difference, makes sense now. I'm sure when pulling you are technically thinning. Just curious, because if you think about it when you pulling the horses mane it makes it thinner, that's why I always thought they were very similar, hmmm I didn't realize there was a difference! 🐴
 
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