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    10-09-2008, 11:20 PM
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Foal
cut mane off all together?

My gelding has rubbed his mane off from sticking his head in fences too much. He had a small patch of hair by the poll so I cut that off because it looked ridiculous and now he basically just has his forelock and half a mane... do you think I should just cut it off? It WAS long and pretty and I wish he hadn't rubbed it off but now it looks funny. What do you think?
     
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    10-09-2008, 11:37 PM
  #2
Started
Is it posable to take of pic of how bad the main is?
     
    10-10-2008, 12:51 AM
  #3
Showing
A pic would be nice, but maybe try some MTG?
     
    10-10-2008, 01:36 AM
  #4
Trained
I would roach, MTG everyday and start over! I've been doing that with Tana.
     
    10-10-2008, 10:15 AM
  #5
Started
If you do roach just make sure to leave the forelock...Yes I have seen people take it all and it looks really bad.
     
    10-10-2008, 10:53 AM
  #6
Foal
     
    10-10-2008, 11:00 AM
  #7
Showing
I posted this picture of a roached mane on another thread. I think it looks really nice. Something to think about

     
    10-10-2008, 01:24 PM
  #8
Trained
Yeah I would definitely roach, but yes be sure to leave the forlock. Tana doesn't grow onw, well very little anyways, and her few strands look pretty darn stupid!
     
    10-10-2008, 01:45 PM
  #9
Foal
I'd go with roaching it!
He's already got it started for you =)

But yes, leave the forelock. You never really want to mess with the forelock when roaching. At least, we never have.

He's cute!
     
    10-10-2008, 02:59 PM
  #10
Green Broke
My show gelding does that. I didn't roach his mane. And I regret it to this day, he had an amazing mane, now its all choppy and nasty.
     

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