Discussion in 'Horse Chat' started by horsey_girl10, Jul 9, 2018.
One% vs 99%
Only those who never had a horse that showed sensitivity to it believe that no horse minds it. Limitation in experience can cause falsely arrived at opinions.
When I was in 4H (loooong ago), we had a grooming and fitting clinic where each kid brought their horse to practice the taught techniques on. When our instructor got to the mane pulling section, plenty of very well-behaved horses lost their cool. That moment has always stuck with me. I just roach my guy and ignore the whole thing altogether.
I don’t pull manes now, but when I did I used this method, they didn’t mind it.
Doing both methods regularly ..... there are some differences..... If you pull a mane over time it will not grow back as thick, it does lay smoother and it has fewer sticky-up hairs as it grows. Using thinning shears is a good way for horses that don't like being pulled or if you want to grow the mane out again, but you do get sticky -ups do to having the tapered end cut off the end of the hair.
You're right. I didn't mind that.
Some horses are stoic and don't like to show pain. As a prey animal they tend to avoid showing weakness as it makes them more likely to be preyed upon.
this is true... but I have couple that wiggle their nose and want to mutually groom me during mane pulling....
I have noticed in my horses that Black hair seems to be thicker with large roots than gray ( white) Red hair. The horses with finer gray hair are the ones that seem to enjoy being pulled and the hair comes out very easy.
First barn I was at pulled Winnie's mane. It was obvious it hurt her. Never allowed that again. She already had issues just getting the mane banded and that made it worse for years. Only the last couple years has she been pretty good about it.
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