Need advice on fixing my geldings mane

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  1. LuckyGurl

    LuckyGurl Senior Member

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    My gelding has been a pasture puff for the last several years. His mane has just been left to grow and is long. We will be getting back to civilization as he is moving to an actual boarding stable in September. Can I just cut his to the approximate length I want and then pull it to even it out? I was always told only to pull a mane, and never cut it but at that stage in the game my horses always had short manes to begin with.
     
  2. Lopinslow

    Lopinslow Senior Member

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    I never pull, always cut. why put your horse through that? cut even, then I cut up into the bottom of the mane to soften the edge a little
     
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    manesntails Senior Member

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    I use thinning scissors to cut the mane. It leaves it cut with a slight taper so it is still straight, but layered to make it look pulled.
     
  4. Kristal H

    Kristal H Senior Member

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    I would do a combination....if you try to pull a very long mane you will pull it to thin. I would cut about 2 inches longer than you want it and then either use thinning shears or pull to the desired thickness so that the mane is thin enough to lay down.
     
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    Rhythm 'n Blues Senior Member

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    ^ this! Perfect option & I agree 100%
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Ditto on this. ^^^
     
  7. LuckyGurl

    LuckyGurl Senior Member

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    This is what I was hoping I could do!
     
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    Circle C Senior Member

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    That's what I do. I cut with regular scissors and then use the thinning shears on the ends
     

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