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post #11 of 126 Old 12-06-2009, 06:04 PM
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What do you mean you roached it? Is it like pulling the mane? I am not sure I am still learning some of the grooming technology.
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What do you mean you roached it? Is it like pulling the mane? I am not sure I am still learning some of the grooming technology.
No, roaching is when you shave it completely off:




This is pulling:

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What a stunning set of pictures. He is beautiful!
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Thanks CloudsMystique. I guess that I only cut trim mine. How do you do the roaching? Do you use clippers? I like the pulling though I think better than the roaching. JMO. Does the roaching help the mane come back thicker and more even?
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Thanks CloudsMystique. I guess that I only cut trim mine. How do you do the roaching? Do you use clippers? I like the pulling though I think better than the roaching. JMO. Does the roaching help the mane come back thicker and more even?
Yeah, I used clippers.

I hate roached manes on thin necks but love them on thick necks, and I hate pulled manes on thick necks but I like them on thin necks.
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Oh, and yes, some people roach manes so they can tame the mane as it comes back in.

It helps if you have a mane like this:




But I'm just going to keep his roached.
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Cute picture. I might want to see PT's roached. She has a mane like that. Medium neck I think.
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Beautiful horse!! I think his neck lends itself well to the roached look, nice job :)
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I am thinking about roaching my mares and maybe my weanlings. The baby started out as a chesnut, but his mane and tail are growing in kind of dark silver-like. It looks like I dyed it or something.
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Here are some more pictures I took the other day:







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