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View Poll Results: Does your horse have a bridle path?
Yes 65 64.36%
No 25 24.75%
Maybe so 11 10.89%
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    05-06-2010, 12:50 PM
  #11
Showing
I chose maybe so cause some of my horses have them and some don't. Dobe and Koda have to because their manes are so thick and long it is a pain to try to keep them separated while bridling. Most my other horses don't get ridden enough to really worry about it. On a horse that I ride all the time, I prefer to have a bridle path just about 2 inches long or so. Just big enough to allow for the halter or bridle but not so big that it is really noticeable. It also looks neater than having the mane just split with some under the bridle and some not.
     
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    05-06-2010, 12:59 PM
  #12
Banned
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Originally Posted by SilverSpur    
i always cut/clip a bridle and saddle path for my horses.
What is a saddle path?



I do not have a bridle path on either of my horses. Both have a mane that is a properly pulled length. Neither have enough mane to warrant a bridle path.
     
    05-06-2010, 01:04 PM
  #13
Foal
I only clip it for shows. My appy has such a small poofy mane I try to keep it on him when needed lol.
     
    05-06-2010, 01:39 PM
  #14
Trained
No non of my reiners have bridle paths. There is no reason to have one and with out one it makes the forelocks much thinker and longer and makes the mane look better and flow better.
     
    05-06-2010, 01:45 PM
  #15
Weanling
I have a National Show Horse (arab/saddlebred) and I cut the forelock off and then the length of his ear and an inch back from there. It's what we do for saddle seat, it's not required at lower level shows, but everyone does it. It looks much nicer on him anyways because he has a pretty wimpy forelock.
     
    05-06-2010, 01:47 PM
  #16
Started
My gelding has a bridle path the length of his ear laid back on his neck, per 4-H showing guidelines. Now that we're not 4-H exhibitors anymore, I might let it grow in and clip a 1-2 inch space instead, more the hunter/dressage style. He has a lot of "pony poof", and it's hard enough getting everything to lay nicely under tack with the bridle path.
     
    05-06-2010, 01:48 PM
  #17
Super Moderator
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Originally Posted by nrhareiner    
No non of my reiners have bridle paths. There is no reason to have one and with out one it makes the forelocks much thinker and longer and makes the mane look better and flow better.
I think that it is not fair that reiners get to have long beautiful manes while the rest of the world has to pull them and chop them.... Today, I spit on you! PATOOOEY!

PS - I have a bridle path per the breed standards.
     
    05-06-2010, 04:29 PM
  #18
Trained
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Originally Posted by farmpony84    
I think that it is not fair that reiners get to have long beautiful manes while the rest of the world has to pull them and chop them.... Today, I spit on you! PATOOOEY!

PS - I have a bridle path per the breed standards.
Come come come to the dark side. It will be OK. It is very nice over here.:roll:
     
    05-06-2010, 04:34 PM
  #19
Green Broke
My mare is roached so I'm a maybe so. Lol
     
    05-06-2010, 04:37 PM
  #20
Showing
Yes, on all m horses. Only like 2 inches long
     

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