On impulse, I cut my mare's forelock. I didn't mean to cut it as short as I did, but that's the way it came out. Before, it came about halfway down her nose. It wasn't thick, and just looked thin and sorta crappy looking. She kept shaking her head a bit when riding (not misbehaving though), so I figured it might be the forelock getting in the way. I'd say that it is now about 3 & 1/2-4 inches long, or about 2 and 1/2 inches above her eyes (I didn't measure though, so I could be wrong). I cut it in a "V" shape, but I was cutting from the top, so it looks a bit layered.
I don't have the ability to post pictures, but believe me, my horse now looks like one of the three stooges...
Any ideas on how long it will take for the forelock to grow out? It looks much thicker now since it's shorter, but I'll probably just grow it out and braid it while riding from now on. Her tail growth is pretty substantial (I thinned it out and cut the bottom off about mid-cannon height 2 months ago, and I just cut it straight below the fetlock a few days ago). Her forelock was a bit below her eyes when she moved here with me 2 months ago. But all of her hair used to be encased in one giant cocklebur mass, so it seems to be growing quickly. I'd say her forelock grew about 3 inches in 2 months or so.
Based on that information, do you think I can expect it to grow back just as quickly? How do I keep it looking thick? I didn't mind it long (should've just braided it- stupid me!!!), but it looked pretty thin.
I'm hoping to get this information so that I can tell my mother, "Look, Mom, it'll grow back in ___ months!" She was all over it.