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        10-21-2013, 11:28 AM
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    Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
    I roached his mane because it was a thick, knotted, tangled, disgusting mess and we needed a "do-over." I had to use scissors because no matter how hard or many different approaches I've tried, he absolutely will not tolerate clippers. It really didn't look too awful. That was back in May. His mane is now about the length a WP horse's mane would be.
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    Then the "just falling over" type would be easily doable
    I "discovered" this way due to a lessee who cut my TB's nearly 2' mane and miserably failed. It was the only way to fix it. I have to admit, it looked rather good lol. You need thinning shears, tho. Cut so it just starts to fall over and then thin it out. It will create a nice arched top line and make his neck look thicker and arched, and his head will be more proportionate. It does look quite sharp, especially on a young man.
         
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        10-21-2013, 11:28 AM
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    New pics please.
    I'll get pics when I'm out at the barn tomorrow.
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        10-21-2013, 11:35 AM
      #23
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    Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman    
    Then the "just falling over" type would be easily doable
    I "discovered" this way due to a lessee who cut my TB's nearly 2' mane and miserably failed. It was the only way to fix it. I have to admit, it looked rather good lol. You need thinning shears, tho. Cut so it just starts to fall over and then thin it out. It will create a nice arched top line and make his neck look thicker and arched, and his head will be more proportionate. It does look quite sharp, especially on a young man.
    He inherited the thick, coarse mane of his Percheron dam and it's a pain in the butt. It's kinky and rough, even when I brush it every day. The base of his mane (where the hair grows out of) is a good 2" wide.
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        10-21-2013, 11:55 AM
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    Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
    He inherited the thick, coarse mane of his Percheron dam and it's a pain in the butt. It's kinky and rough, even when I brush it every day. The base of his mane (where the hair grows out of) is a good 2" wide.
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    Then the cut should be even more tempting. Oh, and flaxseed makes a really silky soft mane and tail. Takes a little but it will be a big difference.
         
        10-21-2013, 12:13 PM
      #25
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    You know, someone I was talking to yesterday suggested giving him Farnam's Super 14 in the spring to help him blow out his winter coat (he's always the last horse to shed out and he has a ridiculously long (4" guard hairs) coat). Wonder if that would help his mane and tail...
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        10-21-2013, 01:11 PM
      #26
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    If you ever get it long again, braiding is your friend! All my horses with manes long enough (As in, not Selena...sniff sniff...lol) are braided almost 24/7, taken out once a week and either washed or given a healthy comb through with coconut oil. Makes it so much easier...
         
        10-21-2013, 01:16 PM
      #27
    Green Broke
    If he's anything like Charlie, once he bulks out the jugheadedness will be ALOT less noticeable. Charlie did the same thing he'd grow taller and narrower then fill out and look good then repeat.

    Soooo glad those days are done lol


    Aires is one handsome devil though!
         
        10-21-2013, 02:40 PM
      #28
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    I seriously lucked out with him. My boyfriend keeps telling me that he's got such a big head because he's got to put all those brains somewhere.

    My BO finally asked me to leave his halter at the barn. She said that she had thought she had a halter that would fit him, but it turned out she didn't. She said it was really no big deal since she just loops a lead rope over his neck and leads him anywhere she wants, but she would rather have a halter that fits him, just in case.
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        10-21-2013, 02:45 PM
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    Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
    You know, someone I was talking to yesterday suggested giving him Farnam's Super 14 in the spring to help him blow out his winter coat (he's always the last horse to shed out and he has a ridiculously long (4" guard hairs) coat). Wonder if that would help his mane and tail...
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    Flaxseed is cheaper. I get it from my feedstore, 50lbs for $28
    4oz ground a day. That bag will last you 200 days.And it gives him much needed omega fatty acids, helps getting rid of sand, adds fat, is good for the joints.
         
        10-21-2013, 02:47 PM
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    Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman    
    Flaxseed is cheaper. I get it from my feedstore, 50lbs for $28
    4oz ground a day. That bag will last you 200 days.And it gives him much needed omega fatty acids, helps getting rid of sand, adds fat, is good for the joints.
    Flaxseed it is! Do you mix it with something like alfalfa pellets (he LOVES those)?
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