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post #11 of 17 Old 04-28-2010, 05:17 PM
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You could always roach it the rest of the way, then let it grow out again, that way it would come back even.

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post #12 of 17 Old 04-28-2010, 05:33 PM
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^^ That would be my suggestion too. Do they frown on roached manes in the Dressage ring? If not, maybe keep it roached while you are competing and then allow it to grow back out during the off season.

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post #13 of 17 Old 04-28-2010, 05:39 PM
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LOL! Well, I actually think he looks pretty cute in his own special way! ;) Once, my friend was trying to trim some of my horse's extra little neck hairs, but didn't put the protectors on, and well, let's just say he ended up with a bald neck...RIGHT BEFORE THE SHOW! Thankfully, it was on the underside and only a thin strip
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post #14 of 17 Old 04-28-2010, 06:06 PM
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^^I don't think it's illegal, but it's not really common either, however, in this case, I think it would look MUCH tidier...Hahaha

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post #15 of 17 Old 04-28-2010, 09:01 PM
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If he's only doing PC level dressage roaching won't matter. But if he's going away for 3 months being trained, as I said before, by the time he's actually ready to compete, his mane would have grown to a reasonable length then you can get your coach or someone who knows how to pull to pull it so it's a more even length to plait with.
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post #16 of 17 Old 04-28-2010, 09:07 PM
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haha your just like me! My trainer said I needed to cut my horses tail.... It ended up at his hocks, LOL but it grew out.
Lmao don't worry, I used to have thick nice hair, and one day I just was sitting in my room and chopped it all off with paper siccors. Hahaha it's turned out nicely though :) I learn the hard way too, haha but the hard way is usually more fun! Me and my mom cut and trimmed and fixed my hair up at 10 at night, it was so much fun, even if I have to go around with short hair for a while.... Hahaha
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post #17 of 17 Old 05-08-2010, 07:17 PM
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My one friend did the same thing but left it a tad longer and it looks worse than if she were to just cut it all off.

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