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post #11 of 21 Old 09-03-2010, 02:03 AM
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Tell him to use the 'comb over ' method.

Unless it weighs a ton... it's just a horse. Draft horse motto.
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post #12 of 21 Old 09-03-2010, 02:09 AM
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Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
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post #13 of 21 Old 09-03-2010, 04:20 AM
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Wow, that's really interesting smrobs, my mom's old QH is a retired rope horse with a mane that does the same thing, really nice most of the way down then suddenly it slowly gets kind of crappy towards his withers. We always wondered why it was like that, I bet that's why!
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post #14 of 21 Old 09-03-2010, 07:06 AM
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Wow, that's really interesting smrobs, my mom's old QH is a retired rope horse with a mane that does the same thing, really nice most of the way down then suddenly it slowly gets kind of crappy towards his withers. We always wondered why it was like that, I bet that's why!
Most likely that is just how that horses mane grows.
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post #15 of 21 Old 09-03-2010, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice. I may just roach it!
He has a big muscley neck under there and he has a REALLY nice thick mane and tail.
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post #16 of 21 Old 09-03-2010, 09:51 AM
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If you decide to, I, for one, would love to see some after pictures.

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post #17 of 21 Old 09-03-2010, 05:23 PM
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Cutting the Mane a bad idea

I personally like the look of a pulled mane. It gives a much more natural look. If you cut it it will have a blunt look that is awful. Feeding ground flaxseed works wonders for the mane and tail as well as the coat. As for the parts that are sticking out, do you know how to band? That is the best solution I have found for training a mane to lie down.

Great banding video one YouTube:
only 1 minute long.
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post #18 of 21 Old 09-03-2010, 06:03 PM
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If you do it right, you can cut it really nice without having to pull.

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post #19 of 21 Old 09-03-2010, 06:08 PM
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Thing is, cutting doesn't thin. If a horse already has a thin mane, cutting strategically will be okay, but if it's thick it looks like poop cut no matter what.

I'd roach or pull, honestly. I prefer pulled manes myself, but I do show so it's kind of mandatory for me and Jack. It looks great though and shows off his neck nice.

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post #20 of 21 Old 09-03-2010, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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If you do it right, you can cut it really nice without having to pull.
Yes, that's what I'm thinking, Solon.
(BTW your avatar is gorgeous)

I'm really not so big on pulling.

And Ithorse, he's going to get put on omega horseshine or flax seed after he moves to his new place this month, I'm a believer in that stuff!
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