Originally Posted by TralissaAndalusians
We do it to Andalusians too.
As Colts, Fillies, Yearlings (Till their 4 or 5) they shave the manes and tails.
With 1 year olds, the whole tail and mane is taken off, with 2 and upwards it's shaven dock, tail left and shaven mane.
I don't know why, it's just how they like the spanish horse O.O
I know some people shave the mane off, then grow it a bit, then shape it, because it can make a neck look alot different.
And obviously, some do it for the mane to grow back thicker, and others just do it because they like it I guess XD
They shave the Tails too?!?! Wow with our Andalusian foals we just keep the tails and shave the mane when they are a year unless it is already thick.