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    05-07-2012, 09:49 PM
When I had a horse with a hogged mane I always rode with a neck strap so I had an emergency grab handle

Can't wait to see pics
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    05-07-2012, 09:56 PM
Green Broke
I can't wait for pictures, either! ;)
    05-07-2012, 10:04 PM
Poor Rusty, he will be embarrassed!!!

So... **LAME EXCUSE ALERT** the camera isnt wanting to upload them on my computer... its not registering it... SO, yeah... Ima get them as soon as I can
    05-07-2012, 10:43 PM
Okay, sorry for the horrible horrible horrible quality pictures of the process, I didnt want to take out the good camera while cutting horse hair >.<

We started out with a mane;

Then I cut some off... At this point in time, I froze in terror and asked myself "WHY DID I DO THIS??? HIS BEAUTIFUL MANE!!! IM SO STUPID!!! WHY DOESNT LIFE HAVE A BACK BUTTON" But it was too late...

I had a pile of hair on the ground, just from that little bit that I cut off, I felt sick to the stomach. My ponies gorgeous mane :(

I decide whats done is done, and with tears streaming from my face, I decided to screw his mane up even more (okay... I wasnt really crying, but you get the point)

I don't care anymore, I can't change anything, so... taking a deep breath, I finish off the last of his mane... and am horrified... it. Looks. TERRIBLE. I try to smooth it out with the scissors, but no such luck. I step back, and stare. Mortified at what I have done to his mane. It looks like a 2 year old just cut it... I stare at it, and know I will have to shave it off... my attempt at roaching failed.

So, in the middle of a thunder storm, I go and find the dog clippers, and find a plug... Its raining now, and Rusty has NEVER had clippers near him before, so, in the rain and thunder I try to get my horse to chill out with the clippers. Fail. He is spooking, and trying to run off, yanking my arm off, and getting scared by the thunder... Im about to give up, and just not worry about clipping him, and hope his mane grows out alright, when... he just decided instantly, that the clippers arent so bad after all! And, here is the end result

I think I love it :) I might have left to much hair at the withers but, whatever :)
    05-07-2012, 10:52 PM
Love the look of your barn and horses, with the treees etc wouldnt it be easier just to thin his mane out a bit and leave him with some protection from flies etc??
Don't know just a thought!!
    05-07-2012, 10:52 PM
Green Broke
Beautiful! He looks awesome. Once he has.the will be major cuteness overload and a half!
    05-07-2012, 11:03 PM
Originally Posted by fastfillynz1    
love the look of your barn and horses, with the treees etc wouldnt it be easier just to thin his mane out a bit and leave him with some protection from flies etc??
Don't know just a thought!!
Thank you :) I thought about just pulling it and shortening it up abit, but... Okay, Ima sound crazy right now, but in my opinion... you only live once, (I know, WEIRD) its hair, it will grow back, and until then, Ill give him a fly mask and lots of fly spray, and hopefully in the future, a fly sheet. :)

Originally Posted by VanillaBean    
Beautiful! He looks awesome. Once he has.the will be major cuteness overload and a half!
Thank you I know, I can't waitttt!!! I did try to leave a mohawk but... Heh, you seen the pictures :P It didnt work to well :P When I do decided to let it grow out, he is going to look strange... >.<
    05-08-2012, 12:01 AM
Oh, wow, I love it too. Being roached makes his neck look more impressive than it did with a mane. Honestly, I suggested trying the roach because I wasn't sure he had the right neck to really pull off the full naked look but.....****! Boy is smexy!
    05-08-2012, 12:15 AM
Green Broke
Love it! What a good looking boy.
    05-08-2012, 12:39 AM
I love it. I have a haflinger that I toy with roaching his mane. It is so long and thick but braids just won't stay. I love his forelock and I just can't decide if he would look completely strange without a mane and have his big full forelock.
Your horse looks great.

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