My mares forelock is thin, short (a few inches at best), and isn't a mm longer than when she was a filly. It is not pathetic. Look at it this way, it is easy to care for and it doesn't cover up your beauty's face. :) I tell my sweetie that her forelock is "chic"...just never mind that unmanageable mop her haffie side kick has. :)
Just be happy its not as thin and my geldings! He makes hers look thick and beautiful...lmao
He has a nice thick mane and tail and he has literally NOTHING for a forelock...not even a hand full of hairs. I have to grow out his bridle path and pull it forward to make it look like he has something, and even then it isn't much lol. I've come to love it.