Wisdom Wednesday

Wisdom Wednesday

Giving horses a hair cut that looks nice is not as easy as it seems.

Horses manes and forelocks are quite layered at the ends so if you take a pair of scissors to them then you are going to be left with some horrendous bangs lol.

The best way to shorten a mane and forelock is to use a thinning comb which is just a razor blade in a comb. But there is a trick to it, you can’t just go straight in to it otherwise you will again have bangs just all over the place lol. You want to ensure that you feather the ends. If you are wanting to make the mane a bit thinner then flip the mane over to the side which it doesn’t naturally sit and gently comb your thinning brush through starting at the base. This will cut the hairs form underneath so when you flip the mane back over it can’t be seen.

I personally am hopless at trying to do human hair, I don’t think I am even capable of putting someone else’s hair in a nice pony tail lol. However through a lot of practice (thanks Toby) I have become really good a making a horse look great.

So during this lock down time I would love to see some of your transformations that you have done!

Post some photos below!







7 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Feeding Tips Friday

Omega 3 fatty acids are an essential part of the horses diet, however it isn't commonly found in majority of horse feeds. Omega 3 can be added to your horses diet via oils. Oils that contain higher le

Training Tips Thursday

If you are working with children riders and teaching them to ride it can seem a bit frustrating at times as you will think that they aren't listening to all of your instructions. However this isn't th

Work Out Wednesday

Co ordination is a huge factor in your ability to be a balanced and even rider. If you are not then how can you expect your horse to be balanced and even on both sides? If you have a very dominant sid