Originally Posted by Wallaby
Oh, I see! That stinks!
You could just roach it off again? But then you'll have to deal with this stage again in the future...
One thing I noticed with Lacey was that once I got her on a vitamin supplement (Vita Plus by Farnam), her mane started growing much faster. I'm not sure if they are directly related but I noticed hair (and hoof!!) growth within a week or so of getting her on it. Depending on how long you have until this show, it might be worth a try. :)
I know! I can't roach it because we have a show every month, in the summer almost every week, and her neck is a toothpick so it wouldn't look good or I would. Lol.
I don't do much with their hair in the winter but in the summer I treat like my own. Lol. Lots of coconut oil and baby oil solution, and the green grass helps too. I'll see if my feed store has that, or something like it. Thanks.
Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj
It's too thick if it's still standing straight up, my mare's is to. Either pull or shave the underside. Most people will pull, that's what we're doing, but we recently sold a mare to a girl who chooses to shave a strip off the underside and the entire mane fell completely over no problem. She's been doing it for years and claims you never notice when they're braided up. Here's my mohawk girl:
Its not actually that thick, its half up half down. Don't know how to describe it. Lol. Its not laying flat, its about two inches off her neck. Her mohawk is longer then your mare's so I guess its probably about 4inches. :p
Originally Posted by CecilliaB
I love the long roach/mowhawk look! Every time I look at my chestnut gelding I wanna cut it off but we are going to show the whole year!
Mine isn't the pretty mohawk though, its the weird one that is half up half down.
Originally Posted by waresbear
I had to roach a show horse's mane, he came to me for training with a huge section rubbed off. I ended up acquiring the horse, and during this time he has the mohawk like Macabre's horse. I didn't pull it as was an Arab & I wanted it eventually to be long & flowing. So I banded it & used a curling iron, then put him in a slinky. At the show, he looked so Quarterhorse-ish(lol). Within a year, he had a decent mane, within 2, it was flowing.
Hope mine is like that after! She's a Morab so I want the long flowing mane aswell!