The "Nair No Hair Pull" mane a success!
Used the handy tip of putting bikini line Nair into a needle-tipped hair dye bottle, parting my yearling's INTOLERABLY thick mane and dotting it up the crest as an alternative to pulling. She is one of those sensitive skins that tosses and fusses at even the SIGHT of your arm moving away from your head--wont' even give the fact that its not hurting (when tried with linament) a thought. The Nair actually worked well!
Actually sprawled on BOTH sides of her neck...
Didn't even get my pulling comb OUT! I am a traditionalist as well and there's nothing like a freshly pulled mane done right, but for those who's horses can't STAND it this seems like a great solution.