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post #71 of 95 Old 09-24-2012, 06:40 PM
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I know, but it would seem that the bridle would rub the stubble, which would irritate the skin, if you know what I mean.
I cut my husbands hair with clippers and he wears a hat all day, he never complains about the stubble.

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I cut my husbands hair with clippers and he wears a hat all day, he never complains about the stubble.
Haha! My husband clips his own head, and when I'm mad at him I let him go to work with the big hairy spot he missed on the back of his head!
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I think having a bridle path keeps the bridle from sitting wrong in the horses mouth (bit too high in the mouth or sitting uneven). Having a lump of hair stuck under the bridle probably makes it not fit as well.
Not really. All my reiners do not have a bridle path and I have never had any problems nor has my trainer or any of the other reiners I know who do not cut bridle path. It is all about how you train the mane.
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I trim my horses around an ears length for the bridle and halter.

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I don't bother. I just part and tuck.
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I do clip a bridle path, I use the ear as a guide otherwise I'd probably clip it longer every time...

I like the look of it, and as I think someone earlier posted I like that definition of "this" is clearly mane, and "this" is clearly forelock.

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Not really. All my reiners do not have a bridle path and I have never had any problems nor has my trainer or any of the other reiners I know who do not cut bridle path. It is all about how you train the mane.
I'm short, and I get really peeved fiddling around trying to pull the forelock forward away from the mane....most horses are agreeable and lower their heads down so I can't do it if they're not clipped....if I cannot reach to separate them out nicely....I just do it when I'm in the saddle....much to the chagrin of some horses! Haha!
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I'm short, and I get really peeved fiddling around trying to pull the forelock forward away from the mane....most horses are agreeable and lower their heads down so I can't do it if they're not clipped....if I cannot reach to separate them out nicely....I just do it when I'm in the saddle....much to the chagrin of some horses! Haha!

Once the mane is trained there is nothing to it. Even know my mares mane falls just as it should to put on a halter or bridle. NO harder then if it was clipped plus it looks so much better with it all long makes the forlocks look longer and thicker.
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I cut my husbands hair with clippers and he wears a hat all day, he never complains about the stubble.
They might not feel it, I'm not totally sure. It just makes me feel better to not cut it because a bridle is heavier than a hat and I know several men with buzzcuts who hate it when people rub their heads because it feels weird. I don't know though, just my opinion. :P I also don't like the look of them. But it's just me.
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they just sick and tired of everyone making jokes and rubbing their heads. So its easier to say it "feels weird" (which still doesnt mean pain) than to get pissed off and start swinging.
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