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  • How to braid a clydesdale forelock
  • How to cut a clydesdale's forelock

 
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    02-27-2009, 05:10 PM
  #11
Yearling
Horse and rider has a great article this month on forelocks. Does not show how to grow a fuzzy forelock longer but does show a way to band it and make it look polished for western or english
     
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    02-27-2009, 05:18 PM
  #12
Weanling
Haha I was just repling to your post on dandruff!

Ok great Thanks! I just got mine! I'm going to have to read that. I love Horse and Rider!
     
    03-02-2009, 10:14 AM
  #13
Trained
LOL, I was just coming back to this thread to mention the article in H & R!!!!

I thought the banding was really cute and looked really nice!

As far as attacking the hay, all he needs to do is scratch once and a while, or even when they begin to eat the hole into the hay, reaching in and out for more will scrub off the weaker ends.

Or like Farmpony said, some horses just don't grow an long forelock!
     
    03-02-2009, 02:27 PM
  #14
Weanling
Yea I think his forelock is just the way it is. I have gotten his mane and tail to grow but never his forelock. I mean its not terrible or anything. I was just going to see if there were any tricks anyone knew about to get it to grow longer.
     
    03-03-2009, 11:23 PM
  #15
Foal
My 83 y/o BO says that once forelocks are done growing, that's it. They don't grow anymore. I always hope its not true, but Cirrus hasn't grown ANYTHING to help his poof...so I am beginning to think she may be on to something...
     
    03-04-2009, 12:33 AM
  #16
Weanling
MTG it and braid it so it doesnt get caught on anything
Should certainly do the trick. Condition it frequently so it stay healthy and you should be good to go
     
    03-04-2009, 12:47 AM
  #17
Foal
When I leased out my Clydesdale mare, people cut her tail off and used it as an extentsion in there clydesdales stallions tail since he only had about 3 strands left in his forelock.

It looked great in the show ring and you couldnt tell he was carrying around my mares tail, but needless to say I was not amused about my mares tail being hacked off without permission.
     
    03-04-2009, 08:35 AM
  #18
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by orchid park    
When I leased out my Clydesdale mare, people cut her tail off and used it as an extentsion in there clydesdales stallions tail since he only had about 3 strands left in his forelock.

It looked great in the show ring and you couldnt tell he was carrying around my mares tail, but needless to say I was not amused about my mares tail being hacked off without permission.

How long can I braid it for? He won't rub or anything? Or should I use a sleezy over it?
     
    03-04-2009, 08:55 AM
  #19
Showing
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Originally Posted by Dumas'_Grrrl    
Is that him in your avatar photo???

I don't know what to suggest other than MTG. Maybe not combing it as much to avoid breakage???
Agreed. There isn't much you can do. I would throw showsheen to make the hair a bit stronger and slippery to make it less likely to get caught and I would leave it alone, don't brush it, ever.

I will gladly give you some of Cobalt's. He's got enough to go around a few horses.
     
    03-04-2009, 06:02 PM
  #20
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by farmpony84    
some of them just have poofs... I have one that is 25 and I think it's been the same length his whole life... I have some that have long pretty ones.....
Yup. Some just have it, and some don't. Our Angel has a 'moppy top' and our other 2 mares don't.
     

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