Thursday 24 March 2011

Pull That Mane

Look at these scruffy chaps, such a messy bunch or at least they were scruffy now I have smartened them up a bit. Well at least I hope they look smarter, here take a look at my handy work.

This is Niko's new hair cut, well I pulled it not cut it, but here it is, and I quite like it. Sadly his mane is still a bit on thin side in places from wearing a cribbing collar.

Well I think he looks quite happy with it. He was very well behaved which is a good job too because it is the first time I have pulled a mane, lots of new stuff for me, first with the bath and now pulling manes.

And here is Murphy's new look. I will just say that I intend to do a bit more work on it tomorrow but I don't think I left him looking too bad. Anyway there they are looking pretty good, but I think that a pulled mane looks better on a thoroughbred then a welsh pony, at least he won't get so hot with out such a thick mane.
Thanks for your comments on my last post.


RDA Pony Tales said...

It is amazing that is your first time pulling a mane. You have done such a good job and they look so smart. Someone pulled Spotty's mane before I bought him and they took far too much off. It sticks up in places now and looks a mess and even though it has grown a bit over the winter it is still thiner in places.
I see Murphy is looking clean again after his roll in the dust, you must have had a busy day! Abby

Michelle said...

You did a great job. I never had to pull Rosie's mane because she was a quarter horse and her mane had to be cut...short. It looked really good when finished. I have airedale terriers and if I showed them I would have to pull their coat and it's called "stripping." But they are dogs, not horses. And I don't show my dogs so I can just shave their hair.

allhorsestuff said...

Hullo Edward!
I popped on over from allhorsestuff blog~ Thanks for signing up to "Follow/Lead/Share"!! are already inspiring me to get with it for my TB mare and PULL her mane!! She has a "teeth float" scheduled for 2 wks from now..think that is the time, while sedated...since she HATES it!

What a nice job you did, and Your Nikko does look sportier for it too!