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post #1 of 13 Old 12-26-2012, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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Gasp ! Should I "trim" my mare's Mane ?

So about a year ago my QH mare rubbed the middle of her mane out. She had a to die for mane that was shoulder length . Now its all ratty looking .

Shaped like this - lll'''ll .The longest is at her withers (18" long ) and the short middle part is 8'' long .

Should I get my step-grandma to pull it even with 8" or trim it with thinning shears ?

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post #2 of 13 Old 12-26-2012, 02:36 PM
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I would just leave it.
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post #3 of 13 Old 12-26-2012, 02:55 PM
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Yep, leave it. The 8" long part will catch up with the longer hair soon enough ;)

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post #4 of 13 Old 12-26-2012, 06:21 PM
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I agree, you should just leave it.

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post #5 of 13 Old 12-26-2012, 06:41 PM
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I'd pull it......I don't like ratty looking manes......but that's just me!
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post #6 of 13 Old 12-26-2012, 07:15 PM
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I would leave it - let nature take it's course as time goes by :)
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post #7 of 13 Old 12-26-2012, 07:21 PM
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I'd trim it- that's what I did with my guy's. I am not nearly patient enough to wait for it to grow out and have the unevenness driving me crazy in the mean time. I would brush it to the "wrong" side, trim it evenly and flip it back. It looks pretty much like you pulled it if you do it that way, without taking out 10" (!) of mane pulling.
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post #8 of 13 Old 12-26-2012, 08:45 PM
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I would brad it weekly while putting MTG at the crown and let it grow out with the rest of it. I love a loong mane....
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post #9 of 13 Old 12-26-2012, 09:05 PM
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The same thing happened last summer with a horse where I board my horse, his mane was really nice and long, he scratched it all off in the middle, but is growing back nicely now, it will take a while, but it will.
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post #10 of 13 Old 12-26-2012, 09:16 PM
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I would trim it or have it pulled even. My horse did this last year too and it drove me crazy uneven so when the short part was long enough, I trimmed up the rest of his mane.
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