I get terrible blisters if I pull a mane with no gloves and found out a few years ago that the thin rubber type riding gloves like Roekel work brilliantly for pulling manes. They are thin enough to give you enough feel, rubbery enough to give you grip and thick enough to prevent the blisters.
About the author
An amateur rider who produces all her own horses. I have competed at novice level and sadly never got further due to bad luck with horses but I am still ambitious to achieve a lot more. I have a riding qualification in UKCC2 and a diploma in NLP. Sports science and particularly the mental game fascinates me. For a day job I work for a large multinational brand.