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post #21 of 51 Old 05-06-2010, 04:38 PM
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I clip a bridle path on the horses that I actually ride. haha. So two of my horses have them. Sometimes I let them get too long and it affects their work so I clip it again right away.

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post #22 of 51 Old 05-06-2010, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind View Post
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.
Isn't a saddle path where you clip the body hair to the shape of the saddle for breed standards and/or to help the horse cool down faster?
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post #23 of 51 Old 05-06-2010, 04:49 PM
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My show horses have a bridle path when it is show season, but not during winter because I just let it grow out. I like the look of a bridle path honestly, so I like it when they are in "Show dressing!" haha

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post #24 of 51 Old 05-06-2010, 05:11 PM
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orggg,NO i hate them makes the horse look half bald:P
i have to welshy's so they have loverly long think manes souldnt part with that :)!! xx

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post #25 of 51 Old 05-06-2010, 05:22 PM
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My gelding has about a four inch path...just how I initially trimmed it...its stuck...

My arabian has about a 2 inch path...I tril ride so I dont tend to fallow any standards be them breed or otherwise...

I cut both my horses paths with i could do with clippers but i just dont own a pair and the other would flip on the clippers so scissors is easiest lol

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post #26 of 51 Old 05-06-2010, 06:09 PM
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My mare has a bridle path because I used to show her in 4-H and just got into a habit of it, plus her mane is super thick so it gets in the way. Right now it is about 3" long though because I have gotten lazy, but its way shorter then some of her mane but longer then the part that she rubbed out :(.

My gelding doesn't have one because he is mostly a trail horse and his mane is thin enough that it doesnt really get in the way
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post #27 of 51 Old 05-06-2010, 06:24 PM
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My mare has a little one, just long enough to place the bridle in

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post #28 of 51 Old 05-06-2010, 06:42 PM
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YES!!!! Lol!!! I hate when there is mane in the way of a bridle or halter!!!

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post #29 of 51 Old 05-06-2010, 07:10 PM
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I clip just where the bridle lays, about and inch.

I do it becuase 1) I don't have to worry about it rubbing or pulling the hair. and 2) it gives my bridle the same fit every time... not that the hair grows out and it makes the bridle ever so slightly tighter... but I'm just picky I guess... other than that he is all natrual I don't clip anywhere else! (unless for a show)
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post #30 of 51 Old 05-06-2010, 07:34 PM
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Unless I have to, I don't. But I plan on roaching my gelding.
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