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    05-24-2013, 06:53 AM
  #11
Showing
If there's some off-the-wall wispy strands that are longer and unruly I would cut them, but I would never pull a forelock.
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    05-24-2013, 08:18 AM
  #12
Green Broke
Your horse's forelock looks great!~


I will show you Rock Star forelocks.

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    05-24-2013, 10:20 AM
  #13
Green Broke
Didn't you state you were leasing the horse? I would check on what the owner wants before making any major changes to the horses' appearance. That is a very small forelock-I much prefer the length on the palamino above.
     
    05-24-2013, 10:21 AM
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Green Broke
The horse, not the pony~LOL.
     
    05-24-2013, 10:25 AM
  #15
Weanling
Yes indeedy! I am leasing him. Best of both worlds, I say! His owner wants me to deal with his mane. :) She loves that she has someone to do it for her. She wants it shorter, but trusts my judgement.

I will show him for her, much like our last horse. So she understands it needs to look a certian way for a show.

Thanks everyone for your thoughts!! I think I will pull the rest of his mane and leave the forelock. If it looks crazy, I'll just trim it up a bit.

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Originally Posted by Cacowgirl    
Didn't you state you were leasing the horse? I would check on what the owner wants before making any major changes to the horses' appearance. That is a very small forelock-I much prefer the length on the palamino above.
     
    05-24-2013, 12:31 PM
  #16
Foal
I would never trim or pull a forelock. I have seen western pleasure horses with otherwise short pulled manes rock an amazingly long and beautiful forelock. Of course you can ALWAYS braid/band it for showing. Pretty boy :)
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    05-24-2013, 01:11 PM
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Foal
Yep, I'm in the leave it long and pretty camp, too. I would never even think about cutting or pulling a forelock. The girl leasing my mare took some scissors to her forelock and tail last year without my permission and I flipped out a bit lol. She has now been told that is forbidden, mane is the only thing she can mess with for shows, forelock is to be braided or banded. My poor girl had some bad bangs for awhile, but it's finally all better now lol I hate straight across, blunt cut forelocks with a passion.
     

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