I'm very tempted to try this experiment with my 18 year old TB/Appy mare. She HAD a full mane and tail when I sold her January '08...but when I bought her back in August '08 is was all tattered and scraggly. I left it alone until this July and it was a little longer, but nothing like it was. I tried pulling it to see if it would be a little more even but instead it seems to have gotten thinner! I know these aren't the best pics to show, but a bit of a play-by-play!
THIS is the mane I sold her with! (person on her is the kid that bought her from me)
And her tail...*cries*
Here's how she came back to me...just all patchy and short!
This summer before I pulled it
Pulled (don't worry, I pulled the rest by her wither too!)
*giggles* MY hair was longer than her tail!!!
And here's the most recent pic I have showing her mane. It was taken in the last week or two. It's grown a little, but more sparse.
I've used MTG on it like twice, more in her tail.
Next time I go out I'll take pics of her mane and see how she does with the clippers. She's nervous just letting me to her bridal path...nevermind her whole neck! LOL I'm sure I'll be able to do it, but do you think she's got a neck that can pull off a roach? I'm not showing her or anything, heck, not even riding her since she's retired now! But I don't want to make her look silly...LOL! What do you guys think?