I blame texting. People have gotten so lazy with correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Teachers barely correct my 13 year old cousin's spelling, so she spells things like "brane" when she means "brain". I'm like, "I'm tutoring you in science, not spelling!". I think you should give him a mohawk. I have desperately been trying to grow out my mare's rubbed patch of mane. She looks pitiful in this stage. Personally, I don't like manes that look like they have been cut perfectly even. I always think of moe from the three stooges. Sometimes, I swear the horses are embarrassed by the cuts their owners give them around here. Then again, I ride english, so the manes are braided, not banded. I just can't get to liking that banded look, I've tried! The romantic part of me thinks all horses should have long, flowy, natural manes. I am afraid of using scissors on her for fear the same thing will happen to me as it did you!