Bald Arabs? In the show circuit they tend to have a longer bridle path cut (like a foot long) depending on the circuit and what they're doing. Maneless though, I've not seen. I believe the style of shave is to show off their neck but I will let one of the Arab show circuit experts weigh in so I don't say anything wrong. Posted via Mobile Device
Hmmmm, reminds of an article I read eons ago in a horse magazine, we talking 1970's here. An Arab groom was describing how they prepped a horse before a big show. They said they surgically clipped the horse down to bald, then rubbed some sort of human hair treatment all over the horse and blanketed them. This was done well in advance of the show to allow the hair to grow back to a length they thought was the sleekest, forgot how long that was, sorry, many years ago I read that. Then a week before the show, they would hot oil treatment that sleek new coat. So maybe that's what bald Arabs mean?
I wonder if you mean "roaching." I always thought clipping the mane back, like a buzz cut, or "roaching" was common for Appies and some QH's, but I've never seen it done on Arabians. I have seen a very long bridle path cut for show Arabs.