Set down your scissors and step away from the mane. If you need to shorten your horse’s mane, scissors are not the way to go. The proper way to shorten is by pulling and thinning the mane by hand. But make sure you pull the hairs out completely rather than just breaking them off. Broken hairs make manes thick and bushy with frizzy split ends.

Trim tails with pliers. Take a few hairs at a time, then snap them off with pliers. This will keep the tail thick, while maintaining a natural look