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    05-06-2010, 08:50 PM
I generally hog any mane in sight, but when I do have mane, I always have a bridle path. However it is only enough that the halter/brodle can sit comfortably.

I don't see why any of you are so worried about forelocks - I never cut into the forelock, only the mane.
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    05-06-2010, 08:52 PM
I always cut a bridle path for all of my horses. Its just big enough for the bridle to fit. I do it because I like how it looks and my horse has a lot of mane. But in the summer we just roach it.
    05-06-2010, 09:33 PM
Originally Posted by wild_spot    
I generally hog any mane in sight, but when I do have mane, I always have a bridle path. However it is only enough that the halter/brodle can sit comfortably.

I don't see why any of you are so worried about forelocks - I never cut into the forelock, only the mane.

I know, right? I run my clipper straight forward off the top of my horse's head/poll and they always have a nice sized forelock left. Depending on the thickness, I might stop just in front er...behind of the ear set; not sure if that made anysense...suppose illustrations would make more sense...Lol!
    05-06-2010, 09:51 PM
Lol, I got it, because I do the same thing :]
    05-06-2010, 09:54 PM
It is not that it you might cut the forelocks but that when you do not cut a bridle path that their forelocks are thicker and longer then they would be if had a bridle path.
    05-06-2010, 10:21 PM
Green Broke
Always. I think it looks better, for one, and second I can't stand fighting with mane when I'm bridling. Zierra's mane is so long, it's necessary and Jynxy's mane is so thick it's necessary. Zierra's is kept a bit longer then normal but still well below Arab standard as I love her long mane and would rather not have her missing half of it, LOL. It also looks less silly when I leave it all winter and she gets a mohawk.
    05-06-2010, 10:33 PM
Yes..I train alot of colts, so the way I know for sure which colts are started id by the bridle path. Once I have a colt riding decently they get a bridle path. Also, anything else that is saddle broke or is being shown has a bridle path. Drives me absolutly bonkers to fight with the main to halter/bridle.
    05-06-2010, 11:20 PM
Green Broke
No!!! Lol I used to. I had someone cut it for me once. And since I don't own clippers it grew out and she had like a little mohawk and I just had to let it keep growing as I didn't wanna get stuck with a mohawk again. She has a looooong THICK mane. But there is a distinct line between forelock and mane so the bridle lays right their perfectly. And I don't have a fight at all. However occasionally while riding since hair getting stuck under the bridle bugs me I have to fix it but not often. It looks good on some horses but not my girl lol her mane is to long and thick to be missing some of it and still look decent lol
    05-08-2010, 02:58 PM
Nope. Zeus has a long, thick mane but I don't care. I don't show and I don't mind taking the time to lay the mane right under the bridle/halter. I don't have a problem with it though, just don't really care either way.
    05-08-2010, 03:27 PM
Yep, I cut a bridle path. My horse has a long, thick mane and clipping a bridle path just allows for a more comfortable bridle fit for him. . .no hairs getting tangled, etc.

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