Mane too short?

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

Mane too short?

This is a discussion on Mane too short? within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-02-2009, 09:18 PM
Mane too short?

So I cut Pyro's mane Friday night, and I trimmed/thinned it on Sunday. He was being a stinker about the scissors and I'm afraid I may of cut it too short :/ It doesn't look like a mohawk or anything, I'm just afraid I won't be able to braid it for the show on the 28th. So some opinions would be good!
In the first picture, that's the way it looked before I trimmed and thinned it yesterday, I think I probably cut off another inch or two. The second picture is from sunday, I wasn't too worried about it so its not an "intended" mane view, but I found out the first show is less than a month away and I won't be able to see him until Wednesday to get a better photo -.-

Sure, he lets me take the clippers to his bridle path, but freaks out when I cut his mane with regular old scissors -.-

Oh, and I have another Question about bathing... I want to give him a bath but I'm not sure what the right temperature is. I have access to hot water so whats the coldest temperature outside that's "safe" to give him a bath in? I don't have a cooler to put on him afterwards, so keep that in mind.

Mane - Before:

Mane - After:
Sponsored Links
    03-02-2009, 09:24 PM
Aw, I don't think it's TOO short- I mean it will definitely. Grow from now to the 28th, so I think it will be OK for the show. If you're really worried you can try some MTG, but it will definitely grow on its own in time.
As for bathing, for me I think anywhere from 70ish+ outside is good. Just be careful he doesn't chill afterwards, make sure he gets dried properly. :)
    03-02-2009, 09:40 PM
Thanks! And from what I've been reading, MTG sounds like some amazing stuff, I might try it on his tail if nothing else xD I'll see how fast his mane grows in the next couple of weeks and maybe try it then.
Okay, I'll check the weather and see when it's supposed to get at least 70 (: And I always make sure they're dried off before I set them 'free' in the pasture, lest they roll when they're still wet -.- haha
    03-02-2009, 09:42 PM
I've braided shorter than that, you should be okay, just don't put ant conditioner in it, short and slippery is no fun. Short alone will be okay.
    03-02-2009, 09:46 PM
Hahah, okay, thanks!
    03-02-2009, 09:47 PM
Lol.. I can't braid duke's anymore.. he lost the middle part of his mane so it was all uneven so I cut it alll even and well... it is maybe 1in long.. he has a mohawk going on in some places.. in others it lays but on th plus side I got a lock of his
    03-02-2009, 10:16 PM
Aw, I think it looks cute! It should definitely grow back by the twenty-eighth, especially if you start using MTG!

Could you just band it instead of braiding it?

May have gotten that term wrong.. It has been quite a while since I was in the show ring...
    03-03-2009, 04:55 PM
This has nothing do to with his mane, but is that blankie a Weatherbeeta? It looks JUST like mine!
    03-04-2009, 01:29 AM
Hahaha, yeah, it is Whiskey xD I love it, its the only blue blanket I could find that was just the right shade
It is called banding, Solo xD Well after looking at it and comparing, I think it'll be long enough to braid... since it's supposed to be fairly short anyways.
Aww, I'm sorry Katie :( But the best thing about hair is that it will eventually grow back xD and I have a lock of rio's and pyro's mane.... I think my dad threw away pyro's though -.- which pisses me off... It's going to take forever to grow it back long enough D:<
    03-04-2009, 10:07 AM
The length looks fine to me. I've seen some horses that were braided with less mane than that so it shouldn't be a problem. I'm assuming you are going to be showing soon?
It looks great.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Long, short or very short? MirrorStage2009 General Off Topic Discussion 30 02-12-2009 12:39 PM
how short is too short? Aliboo Horse Talk 21 01-09-2009 01:56 PM
short back sempre_cantando Horse Talk 13 09-10-2008 02:00 PM
Short-long mane :( kitten_Val Horse Grooming 16 04-19-2008 03:43 PM
Short tails help!!!!!!!!! tuckni Horse Grooming 12 01-26-2008 06:00 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:35 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0