Two weeks ago, my wife's uncle gave me one of his horses. War is a 17-18 year old registered QH. He hasn't been ridden in about 3 years, but that will be a later post......I have taken the last couple weeks getting to know him, leading him on a halter, brushing him out, just letting him get used to seeing me. One question I have is in regards to his forelock. Uncle Pete (wife's uncle) said that soon, we'll trim his mane, tail, clip his bridle path, and get him all "purtied up". His forelock is another story though. It is all matted up close to his head, to the point that I am afraid it would greatly upset him if I were to try and work out all the matted hair. If I were to cut it all off, close to his head, is there any reason to worry that it won't grow back, or that it will grow back thinner? Thanks in advance to all your help.
By the way, I have been reading regularly and have found a lot of great advice. The one and only time I rode a horse was about 27 years ago when I was 13. I am soooo excited about actually owning one now.
The bottom pic is from the end of July, the other two were taken yesterday.