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post #1 of 6 Old 01-28-2013, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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To clip or not to clip? (mane, not full body)

When I got Mellow, he had a Mohawk. I've been trying to get his mane to grow out, but he stuck his head through the fence several times and shredded a big section of his mane. I tried to even things out, but he still looks tacky. What should a do?



I'd like him to have a long mane, but he looked kinda cute with it short (you can see pictures on his page).

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-28-2013, 02:32 PM
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Oh I love the little mohawk he had going! I would shave it off so it grows in more evenly and it will be a bit spikier. By summer it should be grown out!

BTW I think he is really cute and I like his confo! I would love to see his movement.

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BTW I think he is really cute and I like his confo! I would love to see his movement.
This is a REALLY old video from when I first got him (about 9 months ago). I still had baby weight on me (my son was born the weekend we got Mellow), I had never had an English lesson, and we didn't have a lot of space to work with.

What really struck me about him was his trot.
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This is a REALLY old video from when I first got him (about 9 months ago). I still had baby weight on me (my son was born the weekend we got Mellow), I had never had an English lesson, and we didn't have a lot of space to work with.

What really struck me about him was his trot.
http://youtu.be/U2FzqEQxMbg
I really like his walk and his trot! He tracks up easily and looks like he would make a great little Equitation mount or dressage or maybe even eventing! Have you been getting any english lessons now?

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Oh yes! I had my first lesson a few weeks ago, and it was great! I was terribly sore the next day. I plan on taking more, but even with the lesson farm being right down the street from me (I actually rode over there that day), it's next to impossible to get a morning off with a 10 month old. Once I get myself trained, I want to find someone to give Mellow some lessons.

And I buzzed off his mane. It looks SO much better just being one length. From a distance you can't even tell that it's gone.
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I'm all for hogging manes. I'm doing that to my riding gelding and my mini gelding as soon as the snow melts this spring!

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