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Does anyone every roach their horse's mane?

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    05-28-2008, 12:56 PM
Afterthought! If he has not been bathed in 2 years I highly doubt he's going to let you get near him with clippers! You could do it with scissors but they must be good and sharp!
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    05-28-2008, 01:08 PM
We are working on all aspects of grooming with him. He is a very good boy and NO I would not be able to get clippers on would have to be done with scissors......I have found that he likes to be held at attention so to speak when you are working on him. He is not the type of horse that like to eat while your doing anything to him. We have been able to brush him all over though, he was scared of the brushes at first but has learned that they are good.
    05-28-2008, 01:10 PM
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Ahearn, I want Dean to blow the kisses at me me me! I like the slicked down part, that's a tastey addition to the story!

Ok.. back on track, If you roach it, it will grow back if you hate it... He has a nice thick neck so he won't look like a freak... I'm going to laugh when you do it though becuase you are going to be sick to your stomache while you are doing it, but I bet he'll look cute. I always let my manes grow out when I'm not showing and then I have to pull, oh I hate pulling, it makes me want to cry! All that pretty mane.....

Dean! Wait up!!! I'm coming with you!!!!!!
    05-28-2008, 02:39 PM
Thanks for the compliment Jubliee Rose...

I am still undecided. Even if I don't like it, it will grow back and it would probably do Dumas some good to be handled like that. I dunno... I'll run it by my I can get him up there all oiled down...hmmmmmmmmmmm move over Dean Cain!
    05-28-2008, 03:43 PM
Green Broke
I roached my old horses mane and alot of people were mad at me since he had a "beautiful mane" I think the roached mane look looks great! If you want to do it go for it!
    05-28-2008, 04:03 PM
At my old barn, one of the instructors always roached her horse's mane in the summer. He was older and I guess not having a mane helped him? But he always looked awesome with it roached. Though when jumping when you're normally grab some mane, there wasn't any there (which now that i'm older and stuff, really helped)

You could always give him a longer bridle path to see if you'd like the look at first before cutting it all off
    05-28-2008, 09:09 PM
Good Idea Appy..... I hadn't thought of that and he needs his bridle path cut anyhow...
    05-28-2008, 09:18 PM
Your welcome Dumas :)

Having an app with a short mane has made me very envious of horses with a long mane.
I would roach Vega's but I have no idea how long it will take for it to grow back!
    05-28-2008, 09:31 PM
Lol... Darn appys anyhow.. Love those spots dread that hair!
    05-29-2008, 07:03 PM
I don't but when done properly I think it looks great.

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