Does anyone every roach their horse's mane?

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Does anyone every roach their horse's mane?

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    05-28-2008, 09:30 AM
Does anyone every roach their horse's mane?

Does anyone roach their horses mane? I saw it alot this weekend! My original opinion was I would never do that! BUT... The more I saw it the more I kinda liked it. Where the mane is shaved and only the forelock is was kind of sleek and good almost sexy.
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    05-28-2008, 10:36 AM
When I first got Jubilee she had burrs in her mane pretty bad and her previous owner chopped some sections out of it. I decided to roach it so that it would grow back evenly, which it has. In my opinion, I've never been a fan of roaching. I only did it because I had to. I love when horses' manes are long and luxurious!
    05-28-2008, 10:37 AM
Dumas- my new horse is truly adds to his character! Sexy, maybe not, but cute!

Of course your horses might look sexy with it!

I had an appy that I kept roached just because his mane was a pathetic excuse for a horse's mane. (Typical appy)

I'm a sucker for the long beautiful mane though. The longer the better. I know it's a pain in the patuty to keep brushed but I really think it looks elegant.
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    05-28-2008, 11:55 AM
Lol... This weekend I think I fell in love with "tank" he is a QH that belongs to a friend of mine...he has his mane roached and I spent all weekend rubbing my hand up and down his short was like rubbing a velveteen blankie I think my horses would look like army horses...I don't know if they would let me do it though...they have pretty manes and I think I prefer longer manes It was just kinda cool to see the variety ........
    05-28-2008, 11:58 AM
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When I was in germany there was this huge black horse named Rexle, I don't know what breed he was but he had the big arched neck and was really musculer and so tall, his mane was roached and I thought he was the biggets baddest sexiest looking horse I had ever seen!!!! Althuogh he had a chick that rode him, would have been much much much better with a half naked Dean Cain on his back!!!
    05-28-2008, 12:02 PM
Farmpony I am LMAO!!!!!!!!!! Between half naked stable men and Dean Cain, you and Dumas make my day fun!

Let me add to the story, hhhhmmmmm, ok, Tall, black, thick, muscular horse with a roached mane and an oiled down shirtless Dean Cain on his back looking at me blowing kisses. (Just working on a little imagery here!)
    05-28-2008, 12:41 PM

Dumas is sick in this picture but it is a good shot of his mane...its not an impressive mane by any means but it is not too shabby either... It was brushed with nothing put in it the night before.

Another pic that shows his mane....

Side shot....

Ok... What do you guys think.... to Roach or not to Roach... That is the question!
    05-28-2008, 12:46 PM
Sorry for the double post.... but... I'm going to do it anyways.... :P

He IS going to get bathed this summer... I am going to try to get the Yellow out of his tail... I don't think it is supposed to be there. He has some yellow tint to his mane too. I do know that he hasn't had a bath for well over 2 years. I think he would be so pretty if I could get him all washed up.....His dapples are just gorgeous when he's cleanish... I can't wait to see him after he's been washed. OK.. so the point of this post was to ask if you think the yeller will come out... sorry got to rambeling.. blonde moment :roll:
    05-28-2008, 12:48 PM
I still vote for not roach. He has a pretty mane. But whatever you choose, it will grow back.
    05-28-2008, 12:54 PM
Not roach...sorry!

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