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I love seeing pictures of these Haflingers my friends have who have amazing long whispy forelocks. Sonny has a really thick forelock that is cut basically straight across. I have seen advertisements for the Solocomb thinning brush and a regular thinning rake. Any suggestions? Thank you.
 

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Maybe some kind of thinning tool could help. I definitely would never cut your horse's forelock though lol. My Tennessee Walker has a really nice long forelock and my mom wanted to cut it shorter straight across once. I was like "Uhh.. NOOO!:
 

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I'm also interested in thinning brushes. I have no idea what to do with Jackson's forelock it's SO thick. Usually if I braid it I just leave the forelock undone but I would LIKE to be able to braid it.
 

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I think I might pick up a thinning knife and try it out. I would NEVER cut his hair LOL but would rather he not look like Mo off the 3 stooges :) I'll post before and after pics when I'm done.
 

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My instructor uses Solo Combs and loves them! She says they can thin any mane.
 

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Whispy is typical? Really? I thought they were usually pretty full and fluffy. That's part of what makes them so dang cute! I'll be doing closer forelock inspections from here on out.
You might try thinning shears.
 
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Heavy and thick is typical for a haflinger! Thinning shears would be the way I would go if I was trying to lighten the mane up some.
 

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Here's my mare's typical forelock:)
This is what I would love Sonny's forelock to look like. I did try a triangular trim and then some thinning with my thinning scissors. I plan on MTG-ing it everyday and doing a loose braid. Hope within 12 months, he will go from looking like he has a bowl cut to this Haffy's hair :)
 

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Our new Welsh had a long thick forelock I clipped a bridle path and went just up on the bone. From behind his ear I cut one clipper width along the base of each ear toward his forehead. Forelock hair came off in handfuls. That narrowed it considerably. I then removed the fuzzy stuff underneath and clipped the growth pattern on the forehead into a V (gotta be careful here). To trim the length I'll twist it around pulling downward as I do, two or three times then remove maybe an inch then comb out to see how if falls. If a few snips have to be done hold the scissors vertically to avoid the chopped look.
 

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Our new Welsh had a long thick forelock I clipped a bridle path and went just up on the bone. From behind his ear I cut one clipper width along the base of each ear toward his forehead. Forelock hair came off in handfuls. That narrowed it considerably. I then removed the fuzzy stuff underneath and clipped the growth pattern on the forehead into a V (gotta be careful here). To trim the length I'll twist it around pulling downward as I do, two or three times then remove maybe an inch then comb out to see how if falls. If a few snips have to be done hold the scissors vertically to avoid the chopped look.

Can you post some pics. I'm trying to picture it in my head but having a tough time. Thanks :)
 

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This is what I would love Sonny's forelock to look like. I did try a triangular trim and then some thinning with my thinning scissors. I plan on MTG-ing it everyday and doing a loose braid. Hope within 12 months, he will go from looking like he has a bowl cut to this Haffy's hair :)
In 12 months it will be transformed even if you only leave it alone. Here is a photo of Hattie when I got her




and a year later
 

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I like the thick look, it is the "in and over the eyes" I just can't take - it makes me feel an uncontrollable urge to get it out of their eyes, now! My appyX has such a thin but extremely silky mane and tail that would be so gorgeous if they were long and thick....it makes it to where I couldn't ever bring myself to thin my haffie's thick hair. I want "thick" on someone around here, by golly!
 

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I like the thick look, it is the "in and over the eyes" I just can't take - it makes me feel an uncontrollable urge to get it out of their eyes, now! My appyX has such a thin but extremely silky mane and tail that would be so gorgeous if they were long and thick....it makes it to where I couldn't ever bring myself to thin my haffie's thick hair. I want "thick" on someone around here, by golly!
But it doesn't actually go in their eyes and makes a perfect deterrent for flies. :)
 

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But it doesn't actually go in their eyes and makes a perfect deterrent for flies. :)
That is probably true. I can't stand my own hair obstructing my vision, so it annoys me to see her forelock obstructing her vision - far more than it annoys her, I am sure .:wink:
 
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