I'm considering roaching his mane!

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    05-31-2009, 02:40 PM
I'm considering roaching his mane!

I've been thinking about it. And Wiski has such a thick mane that I'm considering roaching it. It would strand straight on end and possibly look cute... So let me know what you think of the idea, yes or no?

Here's a pic of him for reference!
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    05-31-2009, 03:04 PM
Green Broke
Personally I LOVE the longer manes on light horses, and the roached manes on the heavy horses. He looks good the way he is. And he doesnt really have that thick of a neck to really emphasize the roaching.

He's beautiful though!
    05-31-2009, 03:47 PM
Green Broke
No!! I don't think roached manes look good unless the horse doesn't have much of mane to begin with. My first horse had a roached mane and wore it well but few horses do.

There's nothing at all wrong with your horse's mane. It looks very lovely.
    05-31-2009, 04:04 PM
I personally dislike roached manes. I love long, thick manes, I think they're gorgeous.
    05-31-2009, 05:20 PM
I have a mini with a thick mane I roached it last summer it was awesome he looked like a trojan war horse!! I have a Morgan with a long thick mane that I am thinking of roaching it would also stick up just like the minis! It looked very cool. Go for it You can roach it at slightly different lengths in the middle so it is kinda curved.
    05-31-2009, 05:36 PM
I say go for it! It will grow back, its just hair.

That is unless you have major shows coming up, then maybe not.
    05-31-2009, 05:50 PM
Personally, I think he would look gorgeous with his mane roached; not right up against his neck, but maybe a little bit of a gradient; starting short at the withers and getting a little longer...like this? http://inlinethumb43.webshots.com/41...425x425Q85.jpg

Anyways, my $.02 :)
    05-31-2009, 06:46 PM
I would leave it as it is, but then I prefer a horse with mane, especially since it can take a while to grow back.

You could always shorten it up and band it, to make sure it stays down nicely, after thinning it some. ;)
    05-31-2009, 07:49 PM
Roach, baby :]

He looks like he has a decent neck for it. Roached manes look neater, they are easier to care for, and they don't get tangled in your reins... I say go for it :]
    05-31-2009, 08:11 PM
Green Broke
I've never heard of manes getting tangled in reins before. That's interesting. My boy's mane is really long and I've never had that happened. I'll have to ask some of the others at the barn where I board if they've experienced that.

Manes can take a long time to grow back. I don't he has the neck for a roached mane but it may be the picture angle.

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