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Vanessa24

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Vanessa24 says:

Mane pulling

I really want to start pulling my Dutch Warmbloods mane as it looks really scruffy long. I was wondering what is the easiest and less painful way of doing it successfully and if anyone has any alternative ways.

Thanks

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Cocosmom

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Cocosmom says:

Re: Mane pulling

Hi, You can get trimming combes, they look a bit like a pen knife with teeth. I use it as if I'm pulling the mane, by taking small sections, back combing the short strands out the way and then you just kind of chop the ends off with it. Its pain free, quick and leaves the mane looking natural and pulled. Only thing which for me is a plus as my boy has a thin mane, but it could be a pain is it doesn't thin the mane down the same way as pulling so if your horse has a really thick shaggy mane it will remain thick! The combes aren't expensive and most tack shops sell them, probably about £5 ish.

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gypsydew

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gypsydew says:

Re: Mane pulling

I cant stand solo combs as it just looks like you hac#ve cut the horses mane.

 

I use this and its the best thing I have ever bought.

 

http://www.supremeproducts.co.uk/acatalog/Combs_and_Grooming_Tools.html

 

I then use a razor comb to neaten up the bottom

 

http://www.stockleyonline.co.uk/catalog/thinning-blade-comb-p-825.html

 

Pain free and the whole mane done in 30mins max

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Vanessa24

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Vanessa24 says:

Re: Mane pulling

Thank you both very much for your advice, i think i'll definately get one of those combs!

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horselover321

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Re: Mane pulling

Horses' dont have any feeling in their mane or tail. Well, I'm sure they have some, but not alot, so I dont think you have to worry to much about hurting them. ;)  You can grab a tuff of mane and then lean backwards and the horse just stands there!

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kirstyndshaky

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Re: Mane pulling

yes they do!!!its as sensitive as any other part of their body (other than hoof wall) horses can be trained to put up with the pain but its the same as grabbing a chunk of your hair and pulling it out!if someone held onto your ponytail it wouldnt hurt but if they yanked half of it out of your haed it would!

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laylarj

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laylarj says:

Re: Mane pulling

gypsydew said:

I cant stand solo combs as it just looks like you hac#ve cut the horses mane.

 

I use this and its the best thing I have ever bought.

 

http://www.supremeproducts.co.uk/acatalog/Combs_and_Grooming_Tools.html

 

I then use a razor comb to neaten up the bottom

 

http://www.stockleyonline.co.uk/catalog/thinning-blade-comb-p-825.html

 

Pain free and the whole mane done in 30mins max



 

my horse hates having her mane pulled even with solo combs!defintly gonna try one of these though. thanx for posting this link. :-)

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laylarj

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laylarj says:

Re: Mane pulling

i got one!i lent it of my riding instructor and it was fantastic!i even managed to do up by layla's poll and she is head shy and hates anyone messing with her mane up by her ears. it looked so good i plaited her for a show on the sunday and they were the best plaits she has ever had in since iv'e had her! it also took no time at all to do and layla was really relaxed the whole time :-)

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natalie.123

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natalie.123 says:

Re: Mane pulling

hah ai used one of these yestersday when doing Blaze mane.  He has a thick mane and it is on both sides so i used it with a solo comb to really get the weight out of it!!  He can be pulled but i dont like doing it.  And ref the solo comb scissor look i do sometimed just scissor it and then "mess" up the ends....i  get told off for it though!

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Sallyboo

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Sallyboo says:

Re: Mane pulling

My horse hates having his mane and tail pulled I use Smarttails, and he just falls asleep when I do it! They come in different thicknesses and I would definately reccomend!

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