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post #1 of 10 Old 05-13-2010, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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I canít believe I did it...

Iíve done the unthinkable. When my Dakota was born four years ago, I swore to myself that Iíd never cut his mane and tail except for trimming and keeping his bridle-path cut.

Well, forget that. My friend was over earlier and managed to convince me to hog my boyís mane since we know that Gypsie looks good with any length of mane, but Dakotaís always had a long mane.

So, I did it. I used scissors to cut it as short as I could, but then none of my four sets of clippers would work (theyíre old), so I had to use the scissors to even it up as much as I could.

Afterwards, I borrowed my friends clippers and finished the job (this was also Dakotaís first time ever having clippers used on him... he stood perfectly and left me finish his mane, clip his whiskers, clip the long hair on his lower legs, and clip his ears).

Anyways, yeah... I broke my promise to myself...

But... I like it!!! Dakota looks -huge- with a hogged mane... it makes his neck look longer (not that itís short, lol), and for some reason he looks taller and very much like his grandsire now (except his grandsire is black... and taller... and has a mane...).

Anyway, picture-time!

Before (with his beautiful long mane...)


During (as you can see, his mane still looks kinda choppy...)




Done (and now he has no mane...)





Hair (the mane that got cut off... Iím keeping some of it and the rest is going to my grandfather, who makes stuff like tomahawks and other ĎIndianí weapons and wants to use the hair for decorations)


And one of Gypsie (to show off her dapples, lol...)

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post #2 of 10 Old 05-13-2010, 12:21 AM
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OMG.... cool!
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post #3 of 10 Old 05-13-2010, 12:42 AM
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He looks really good with it roached! He definitely has the neck for it.

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post #4 of 10 Old 05-13-2010, 01:18 PM
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IMO he actually looks better with it roached! I usually like a horse with a mane, but he looks so good!

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post #5 of 10 Old 05-13-2010, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! I'm about to go do some more touch-up work on him... lol.

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post #6 of 10 Old 05-13-2010, 10:47 PM
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Oh... I love it!
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post #7 of 10 Old 05-13-2010, 11:20 PM
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I don't normally like bays with roached manes, but he looks REALLY good!! Wow! And it does make his neck look longer, very nice!

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post #8 of 10 Old 05-13-2010, 11:34 PM
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He looks pretty spiffy!

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post #9 of 10 Old 05-20-2010, 05:14 PM
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Ooh... he looks NICE! Good job!

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post #10 of 10 Old 05-20-2010, 06:31 PM
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He looks awesome in roached! Some horses look plain silly with them...I especially like how you left his forelock :)

Wait! I'll fix it....
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