Heh, so... It gets hot here in the summer. Really hot. And, Rustys super de duper thick, and longish mane on his neck doesnt make matters better. I try to keep it braided, but literally the very same day Rusty will have half of the braids out. He rubs on EVERYTHING, which is giving me the idea that he is rubbing the bands off... -_- Also, I just like the idea/looks of a roached mane...
Oh, and I ride English. I don't show, and probably wont be for a long while.
Ah, and I hear that hogging is all the way down to the skin like such;
And roaching is leaving a mohawk... like such (Sorry, extremely bad example photo)
I personally, would WAY rather have a roached mane than a hogged mane, but should I hog it first, and then once it grows out, keep it trimmed for a roached mane? And also, if I do hog/roach it, should I leave the forelock?
Rusty... on the side without a mane
And the side with a mane
Now... more questions; how exactly do I hog/roach a mane? Do I have to thin it first, then clip it off? Or can I just clip it off? I will most likely be using clippers, as I can't even cut his short bridle path straight with scissors And... would he look alright with a roached/hogged mane?