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        10-10-2013, 03:03 PM
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    Foal
    filly tears her mane out

    If my filly is constantly tearing out her mane, should I just cut it and keep it short?
         
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        10-10-2013, 03:13 PM
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    Showing
    Entirely up to you. I think a roached mane looks a heck of a lot better than one with varying lengths and bald places.
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        10-10-2013, 04:07 PM
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    Weanling
    How is she tearing it out? If you want a long mane, you need to figure out what she is tearing it out on, and correct the problem. If not you can either keep it shorter or roach it. SpeedRacer is right, it's entirely up to you.
         
        10-10-2013, 05:06 PM
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    Foal
    Well, the problem is our fence, barbed wire and she rubs on it to itch herself
         
        10-10-2013, 05:08 PM
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    Yearling
    Get rid of the barbed wire! You'll end up with a lot worse than a botched mane.....
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        10-10-2013, 05:53 PM
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    Foal
    It's the only fence I know how to do on my own, what kind of fencing should I have? There's horses cows and a llama
         
        10-10-2013, 06:23 PM
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    Weanling
    If changing the fence type isn't an option, figure out why she is itchy to begin with, and fix that problem. As for fencing types that can be done solo, and keep in a wide variety of animals, try electric. It's simple to install, and effective at keeping horses out of it.
         
        10-10-2013, 06:34 PM
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    Weanling
    Just roach it and you are good. Or let it be uneven and don't worry either way. My mare decided one day to rub 2/3 of her mane off on a tree or the fence, don't know which... was a new thing for her. I hated it and roached it. She looks great. Though admittedly it isn't a full roach, it is more Fjord length.
    My friend's mare goes under the fence to eat and rubs her mane, the friend doesn't do anything, just lets her be wonky maned, and no one thinks twice about it. :) Just depends on what you want!
         
        10-10-2013, 07:29 PM
      #9
    Foal
    Most of my concern I the fact that I keep her bridle path trimmed and that seems to be where the hair is the longest.....right after the bridle path, then the rest of it is short I think I'll just trim it all. She's itchy cause she's getting over rain rot
         
        10-10-2013, 07:30 PM
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    Weanling
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    most of my concern I the fact that I keep her bridle path trimmed and that seems to be where the hair is the longest.....right after the bridle path, then the rest of it is short I think I'll just trim it all. She's itchy cause she's getting over rain rot
    I say go for the fjord style! And hopefully she gets over her rain rot quickly!
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