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post #1 of 7 Old 02-04-2013, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Growing out roach

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So Ive had my gelding's mane roached for awhile now. I dont have clippers, cant afford a good set of clippers, and his mane has gotten thick enough that using scissors is just a pain in the butt. Ive decided to try growing it out, its growing rate is insane (and I dont do anything to it)

Any tips? I know its going to take a LOT of time but I dont care too much, I just dont want to cut it anymore haha.

And if anyone has any pictures of their horse's roached manes growing out with dates that would great!

Sunday his mane was 3-4 inches long. . . high? and I cut it down to about 1 1/2 inches THEN decided to grow it out today (I currently hate myself haha)


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post #3 of 7 Old 05-07-2013, 07:37 PM
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When I got my mule his mane was roached and it looked like in the first picture. The second picture is the most recent one, I took it several days ago. It's 4 1/2 inches long and his forelock looks like a little mohawk now. And I've had him for almost 6 months and I haven't been doing anything to his mane.
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One of my geldings rubbed his mane right off right in the middle(winter feeder) and as it grew back it stood straight up. He had a 6 inch high mohawk for 2/3 of his mane line,lol, and I couldn't take it anymore. I used mtg on it and elastics to train it to lay down with the rest. It took nearly a year for it to look normal to the rest of the mane. His was really long. The most pain it the butt part is getting it to lay flat again. But it just takes time.
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When I got my mule his mane was roached and it looked like in the first picture. The second picture is the most recent one, I took it several days ago. It's 4 1/2 inches long and his forelock looks like a little mohawk now. And I've had him for almost 6 months and I haven't been doing anything to his mane.
^^ Notice his friend laughing at him?? Kidding he is cute!
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post #6 of 7 Old 05-14-2013, 01:45 PM
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I don't have pics but last spring I roached a mares matted mane to about 1" long. This spring it is laying half way down her neck again.

My mini gelding got hogged down to the skin last summer and his is now about 6-7" long. I'd say it grew about an inch per month.

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post #7 of 7 Old 05-17-2013, 08:58 AM
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My friend has a cow-feeder for bales and her horses rub their manes off putting their heads through. I am training her gelding, and I decided to revitalize his hairstyle from patchy to roach. Now it has grown out perfectly! All it needs is a little trim. But I completely cut it off maybe November, and it looks very nice now. I would just let it grow, if you are wanting it to fall over, start banding/braiding it when it gets long enough. It just takes patience.

Although I will probably cry when I go to see him and his mane is awful again. I'm fairly proactive when it comes to the care of my horses, including the mane.
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