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  • Should a foals mane be trimmed
  • Why do andalusians shave their manes and tails?

 
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    09-22-2011, 03:36 PM
  #1
Foal
mane

I have seen some horses with really short manes almost like a mo-hawk for lack of better terms. Then the other day I saw a lady cut a foal's mane short to give it this effect. Is it just preference or is there a reason to it?
     
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    09-22-2011, 04:36 PM
  #2
Started
We cut horses manes super short to get it to grow back thicker. Some horses actually look really nice with a Mohawk. Some horses usually Warmbloods or TB's look good with the nice pulled mane look.
     
    09-22-2011, 04:40 PM
  #3
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I believe you're talking about a roached mane. I know people who do it because the horse has a very thin and wimpy mane and just looks better. I see some ropers who do this as well.
     
    09-22-2011, 06:04 PM
  #4
Foal
So I learned two new things from this. A short "mo-hawk" mane is just personal preference it seems like and the second thing I learned is there are a whole lot of terms and abbreviations I need to learn. Thank you for the reply's.
     
    09-22-2011, 06:59 PM
  #5
Weanling
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
     
    09-22-2011, 07:06 PM
  #6
Foal
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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
shave wow I have never heard of that. . . .
     
    09-22-2011, 07:06 PM
  #7
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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.
     
    09-22-2011, 07:42 PM
  #8
Weanling
A lot is preference, and some is just for management.

If a horse is just for ranch style, working and not showing, and has a thick mane, they'll just roach it since it's easier to take care of.

Also for certain breeds. Like the Fjord horses manes are always cut straight up.
     

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