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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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    05-08-2010, 06:39 PM
I always do, since it was ingrained in me during my Pony Club Day's.

I remember my Pony Club instructor in my level said to me "A loved Pony has a bridle path" so since then, I've always done it. Lol.

Funny how Adults imprint things into you.
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    05-09-2010, 12:22 AM
XD I like that quote MIEventer. My poor, unloved, spoiled pony without a bridle path...

Thanks for all the voting and responses everyone!
    05-09-2010, 12:26 AM
Gunner has a sad, sad mane, so he already has a natural separation. Maybe as he gets healthier he'll grow some more there, but it may just be his natural look.

Hoover isn't ridden anymore, so I don't really see a reason to clip him, but I did when he was ridden. He has a fairly thick mane, so he needed it to help his bridle fit right.
    05-09-2010, 08:58 PM
I have some with and some without bridle paths.

I think either way can look pretty, however, I do like at least a an inch or so for a bridle if they are working under saddle.

    05-09-2010, 09:06 PM
My riding horses have bridle paths. I hate fighting to get their mane untangled from the halter/bridle and there's no head shaking because it's being rubbed or pulled.

Spencer... I LOVE that horse!
    05-09-2010, 09:09 PM
My thoroughbred had a bridle path back when he raced, and when it starts to grow back I really don't like the mohawk look on him, it makes him not look as "neat"...even thou we don't show. But I must admit the little mohawk does look quite cute so I cut his.
    05-11-2010, 05:39 PM
Yes, I do, I use clippers, fold back her ear and cut the length from 1/2'' behind the poll to the tip of the ear. She's always been cut that way, and I wouldn't have the hair there to be in a tangled mess anyway.
    05-11-2010, 06:11 PM
Green Broke
Ok so is it strange that rather than use real clippers I prefer to use one of those little purple horse razors? Lol does anyone else use those??

Sandie hates the clippers on her muzzle but doesn't care at all about that little razor :)
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    05-12-2010, 01:16 AM
Yes.. Actually I just touched them up today. Its easier to halter and bridle and also looks neat
    05-12-2010, 10:54 AM
The horses I work have bridle paths. The pasture ponies, not so much. I just think about how I get a headache when my hair is pulled back, then I wonder if it feels like that for my horse. So, I clip them if they spend any amount of time in a halter and/or bridle.

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