- May 13, 2014 at 8:42 pm #83318
ok what hair cut do you think looks best? I have a wedding coming up and my horses need their hair trimmed up. one has hair over 2 feet long in placed the other two are like this length
I don’t care for the extra long hair cause it gets all matted from where the collar sits on it… I don’t want them shaved…May 13, 2014 at 10:02 pm #83321
I used to be a professional groom, if you don’t like long or roached, there are 3 ways to shorten a mane WITHOUT scissors, scissors are bad. Nothing looks worse that blunt manes cut straight across with scissors.
1) You can pull it, there are plenty of vidoes on how to do this out there, but it can cause some discomfort.
2) Try an mane rake, http://www.chicksaddlery.com/page/CDS/PROD/2500/MTR95?utm_source=shopzilla&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopzilla%2Bdata%2Bfeed, these are great. The cleaner and more tangle free your mane the less the rake takes out at a time, if you use the mane rake on a dirty tangled mane you risk shredding the mane, in this case the outcome can be undesirable. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ_80qq1nPE
3) You can use a blade, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL7qUte9nVA, to shorten manes without making them look cut with scissors. I use the 84AU Oster clipper blade myself, it also does a great job at raking out the undercoat of dogs, http://www.osterpro.com/products/blades/078511-126-001.html#prefn1=ospAnimalType&start=18&sz=12&prefv1=large-animal.
Try a little of a method and see if you like it. Here are some before and after photos of one of my customers horses.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.May 19, 2014 at 11:23 am #83364
thanks for the help! I’m gonna get one of those things and try to thin it out like this what do you do when their hair spins like a dred lock kind of? its just little spindles of hair that have spun together its not snarled, it just is curled lenghtwise if that makes any senseMay 19, 2014 at 12:14 pm #83366
Before thinning/shortening I would take some shampoo to all their manes. Thin/shorten when they are dry, comb especially the curly hair out after a wash and before thinning, it will thin/shorten more evenly.May 20, 2014 at 1:48 pm #83379
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