My O So shaved the middle part of his mane out about a month after I got him. I figured I would show you some pics of him to kind of get you an idea how long it has taken to get to the stage we are right now! I didn't want to cut the rest of his mane because I really like long manes. I figure once his new section gets long enough I will trim it all to one length, then not touch it again! I want it really long!
This is O So right after I got him in the beginning of July of 2010.
This is in August of the same year. This pic is a nicer pic. I have one that shows the blood after he shaved himself down to the skin!
This is tonight, 1,1,2011
In the last pic you can see that his mane is finally getting long enough to lay down. I am going to wait till it lays down completely before I trim the front and back of his mane. Probably another couple months!
So from August till Jan is how long it took to go from skin to where it is now, almost 3 or 4 inches long.
I am glad I didn't roach him. I was much happier just dealing with the blank spot then having nothing to comb at all!
Now if I could just get the rest of his mane and forelock to grow as fast as his tail does, I would have it made!