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        04-07-2013, 02:45 PM
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    Trained
    Bad on me

    Okay, I just couldn't take it anymore! My haffie's overly thick and long forelock had grown to the point it was getting in her eyes, and on impulse I just took the closest scissors available (roaching shears), and snip, snipped the ends. It isn't pretty. But, ah, it must have been such a relief for the little dear...it sure made me see better.

    Her new "do" kind of reminds me of what my daughter's "barbie styling head" looked like after she decided to play beautician. Its not too bad.

    Just had to fess up to my grooming sin.
         
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        04-07-2013, 02:48 PM
      #2
    Foal
    This just isn't fair without any pics!
         
        04-07-2013, 02:50 PM
      #3
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Kyro    
    This just isn't fair without any pics!
    haha...I fessed up, I don't want to get flogged.
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        04-07-2013, 03:29 PM
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    Foal
    Before and After pictures are a must. Lol.
         
        04-07-2013, 03:35 PM
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    Green Broke
         
        04-07-2013, 04:40 PM
      #6
    Trained
    You guys should feel bad about subjecting poor, poor Jolene to public humilation!!!

    I don't have a "before" that captures how "in her eyes" it was. But I ran out and snapped this one, poor girl:

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        04-07-2013, 05:13 PM
      #7
    Trained
    What a relief!... it's not bad AT ALL

    I was expecting the straight across, 2" above eye level, bushy mustache looking kind of cut......
    BUT...she could have used the forelock, summer and flies coming.
    You're lucky having a horse with forelock...two of my three have a sorry excuse if one, combined with a rather long narrow face.......arrrgh.....
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        04-07-2013, 05:18 PM
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    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman    
    What a relief!... it's not bad AT ALL

    I was expecting the straight across, 2" above eye level, bushy mustache looking kind of cut......
    BUT...she could have used the forelock, summer and flies coming.
    You're lucky having a horse with forelock...two of my three have a sorry excuse if one, combined with a rather long narrow face.......arrrgh.....

    Clementine didn't used to have a very impressive forelock. Now she does... I think I just kind of stole a few mane hairs every time I brushed it, and they stayed up there. So now it's all thick. You could always take some mane and brush it forward and let it grow and pretend she's got a fantastic forelock :)
         
        04-07-2013, 05:29 PM
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    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman    
    What a relief!... it's not bad AT ALL

    I was expecting the straight across, 2" above eye level, bushy mustache looking kind of cut......
    BUT...she could have used the forelock, summer and flies coming.
    You're lucky having a horse with forelock...two of my three have a sorry excuse if one, combined with a rather long narrow face.......arrrgh.....

    Haha...2" straight across. Shwew, thank heavens - not. Up close it looks very "choppy".

    Haha, I tell my princess (my mare) that her hair is more beautiful b/c it is easy to manage, fine and fabulously silky - who needs all that hair? Her forelock has never grown since she was a filly, and her mane is naturally "roached". I have never cut it. She took this to heart and downsized the haffie's mane a bit..trying to help out. :)
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        04-07-2013, 06:02 PM
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    Started
    That's not bad! I thought she's look like a bowl-head the way you posted it. : )
    If you take a pair of thinning shears you can start thinning the forelock up a ways out to the tips. Kind of feather it a bit. I do that with my bangs a lot since I am so bad about going to get a haircut.
    I cut tails straight across early winter to keep them cleaner. In the spring as it starts to dry out I feather them so they don't look quite so boxie...although I do like the straight trim look.
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