The Fjord is one of my favorite breeds. They just look like the horse version of a teddy bear to me. They are on my "dream horse" list to own someday.
I've noticed that a lot of European Fjord owners leave their mane natural. Well, I should say, when I'm looking at Fjords and I see a natural mane, it's always a fjord from Europe. Dressage rider Jolanda Adelaar leaves her Fjord's mane natural and it always looks gorgeous.
So my silly question of the day is, if I ever got a Fjord and decided to leave its mane natural, is it something that would be frowned up here in the US by Fjord owners?
I do love the roached mane as well. I honestly like both. But I'm just curious if having a natural mane is something looked down on here. From what I've read, the roached mane is purely for visual reasons. There's not a functional reason behind it.
I also can't believe how many people think that their mane naturally grows that way. I've actually read that in so many places!