Shorten the mare's up and leave your gelding's long? I personally keep all my horses' manes at about 2-3 inches long as that's my preference but I could totally see your girl rocking a roached mane.
That's what I'm kinda wanting to do... I just... am hesitant because my mare's mane has grown back so pretty. Usually her mane gets a certain length and gets all scraggly, but this time it's grown back just gorgeous... lol...
I don't show or anything, just trail ride, so I don't -have- to cut it short, but she does look totally awesome with a roacked mane... especially after it grows out about an inch or so and stands up straight... it makes her neck look awesome and makes her whole body look thicker... Lol.
Both of your horses hair looks so silky soft haha
I always cut my horses' mane short, but I just think that it looks better because he has SO MUCH HAIR. I just think it looks more put together when their hair is shorter but that's just me :).
Thanks. They've both already had baths this year (well, Gypsie has already had two, lol...) so their mane and tails are extremely soft right now... and silky. Lol. I only brush their manes and tails out about once every few months now, and that's really helped with the growth.
I do like the shorter manes, but I equally love the long manes, lol... I'm just unsure of what I wanna do this time.
My family (my grandma and my mum) and my farrier (haha) don't want me to roach my mare's mane again, because they think it makes her look like a mule or something, but I loved it... lol. But they said that she's my horse and I can do whatever I want since it's just hair and it will grow back, lol...