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    12-11-2009, 11:08 PM
  #21
Weanling
Love roached manes! But I've never known a horse with a roached mane to have the forelock roached, only mules. We keep it on for the flies, plus they take soooooo long to grow back But he looks seriously cute so to each to his own on the forelock I guess xD

I'm going to roach Bru's mane at the end of the winter I think. Leave it all scraggily and disgusting and then at the end roach it and it will be like KAZAM gorgeous. He has a thick neck, although there is one horse with a kinda thin neck I rather like roached:

     
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    12-12-2009, 03:52 AM
  #22
Weanling
Hes very stunning isnt he - I think he looks great both with and without the mane...

I like them roached on the heavierset horses :)

Upside down - we have always hogged the whole mane (forelook included) when we have done them in NZ... (I used to work with a string of polo ponies and they were all hogged - or roached) perhaps its different in different parts of the world (Brus very pretty as well :))
     
    12-12-2009, 04:23 AM
  #23
Foal
OMG! He is just beautiful! And his roached mane just looks brilliant!!!
     
    12-12-2009, 05:19 AM
  #24
Foal
OMFG WE MATCH! Hahaha Your toes in the last pic of you riding bareback and my toes in this pic of me riding my old pony bareback!
     
    12-21-2009, 09:09 PM
  #25
Started
I don't think you are supposed to chop off his forelock...
     
    12-22-2009, 12:16 PM
  #26
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I don't think you are supposed to chop off his forelock...
Um... according to who?












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    12-22-2009, 06:13 PM
  #27
Weanling
He looks great! BTW...I think you have 2 of the most beautiful horses I've ever seen!
     
    12-22-2009, 06:37 PM
  #28
Banned
Hes gorgeous but I think the roach looks hideous. I love the long flowing manes regardless of breeds. Pasos have gorgeous hair. I don't know why any one would take that away. And the no forelock makes him look like a mule I don't like it. Just IMO he is YOUR horse =]

And im curious about that fat on the top of his neck I've never seen that on any horse except those with cushings and those that are obese. Is that a breed trait? I've never seen a paso w/ a neck like that though.
     
    12-24-2009, 01:06 AM
  #29
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Originally Posted by barnprincess    
hes gorgeous but I think the roach looks hideous. I love the long flowing manes regardless of breeds. Pasos have gorgeous hair. I don't know why any one would take that away. And the no forelock makes him look like a mule I don't like it. Just IMO he is YOUR horse =]

And im curious about that fat on the top of his neck I've never seen that on any horse except those with cushings and those that are obese. Is that a breed trait? I've never seen a paso w/ a neck like that though.

Wow... that was actually really offensive.

1. I don't care if you think it looks bad. I wasn't asking for opinions. I think it shows off his gorgeous arched neck... instead of hiding it under a mane.
2. My gelding NEVER had a gorgeous Paso mane. That's part of the reason I roached it.
3. That isn't fat on his neck - it's muscle. Horses don't just accumulate fat in one area of their body and have a slim build everywhere else. If it were fat on his crest, he would have a fat belly and croup as well.
4. You obviously don't know very much about Pasos because most of them have pretty thick, cresty necks. His is extra cresty because he was gelded when he was 8.
     
    12-24-2009, 01:57 AM
  #30
Foal
I've only ever seen one person actually do this in my area, I don't like it,
But I think a lot of these look good and clean.
     

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