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GR & Me
19th January 2010, 11:03 AM
What are peoples opinions on solocombs?
Any good/bad reports??
19th January 2010, 11:11 AM
I like solo combs.
They are handy for very sensitive horses, for example, those who dont take well to mane pulling or like being twitched for mane pulling.
I will say alot of people use them incorrectly and give the mane a scissored effect....they are meant to be used as you would a pulling comb...
Take a small section of mane, back comb it and instead of wrapping the hair around the comb and pulling....you cut ( well you press the handle down;))
They work brilliantly...:D When used correctly!!:lol:
GR & Me
19th January 2010, 11:16 AM
Thanks for the tips.
Think Im going to get one and give it a go ... but will make sure I do it correctly!
19th January 2010, 12:31 PM
I know a lot of people on here use them and as far as I can gather, are great when used correctly.
A lot of people on my yard use them incorrectly and their horses definatly end up with the scissored effect!!
19th January 2010, 12:53 PM
I am not very good with them - even when attempting to use as Nic describes I end up with it uneven! I now use a mane rake and a pair of scissors cutting into it vertically, it looks fine on Mags like that and saves a lot of pain for the horse with proper pulling. (and a lot of pain for my fingers, ha!)
19th January 2010, 01:20 PM
i really like them too, :)i use one on solo as she can be funny when pulling her mane.
took a while to get used to using it but they are really good once you have used it a couple of times :D
19th January 2010, 01:31 PM
No they should be banned! They make a right mess of the manes and the plaits are never very good.
Poppy and Harmony
19th January 2010, 05:42 PM
I've got one, but don't use it that much. I only use it to tidy up Harmonys mane on occasion and it does that job just dandy :lol:
19th January 2010, 05:55 PM
I dont like them but when i am being lazy i will use one but i dont use it how you are meant to and i think it looks much better and more natural
i flop the mane onto the wrong side half squueze the handle down so that the hair is kind of razored and just comb the underneath
19th January 2010, 07:47 PM
Dont like them or the effect they give. Cant beat proper pulling IMO.
GR & Me
19th January 2010, 09:17 PM
Thanks for all the replies. Think I will give the solocomb a go and see how it goes, if not then resort back to the traditional method!
I will try and remember to take a pic before and after :)
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