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?