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  • Roaching a horse's mane
  • Should i roach my horses mane?

 
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    08-04-2012, 05:50 PM
  #1
Weanling
Mane Roaching

It's been here before, many times I'm sure. But I am considering roaching my horse's mane and fly-spraying him daily. I've also got liquid pesticide for him, which should help out.

But the portion that's best to hold for bareback riding is gone, and I'd like to see him with a healthy, even mane. It's not that right now, and I think if I can cut it, wash and scrub the base good for awhile, and try growing it again, he'd be happier with it. It would also have a healthy, clean start at being even (considering the rest of his mane is pretty long).

I really, really hate to do it. I might actually wait until autumn anyway, so we don't have to fight flies on top of it. But I'd like to have your opinions.

It's 100+ outside (almost) daily, his mane (what's left) is long, I'm sure he's really itchy from sweat - hence the rubbing.

Opinions? Should I wait, or do it now?
     
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    08-04-2012, 06:28 PM
  #2
Weanling
This is the exact problem I have and I have a show in a few weeks! It looks so ugle! The best I can do without raoching is a frenchbraid down the center but even that is iffy!

Subbing!
     
    08-04-2012, 06:31 PM
  #3
Trained
I think a nice, properly clipped, roached mane is nicer than an uneven, rubbed out, attempt at a braided one, in any show.
     
    08-05-2012, 02:38 PM
  #4
Weanling
If you roach it correctly, you should be okay.

That means that you should leave the forelock and wither tuft.
     
    08-06-2012, 01:46 AM
  #5
Weanling
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Originally Posted by spurstop    
If you roach it correctly, you should be okay.

That means that you should leave the forelock and wither tuft.
Planned on leaving the forelock and some on his wither, if anything, just to have something to hold onto while bareback, LOL.
     

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