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post #1 of 31 Old 08-15-2009, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Roached Him! What do you think?

I got so sick of one of my geldings manes. It was so thin and wimpy, and he's a short stocky horse. It looked so funny. So I roached him. I like it, I think a little bit longer and I will be very happy with it! I think he has a nice neck for it. What do you guys think? Keep it roached or let it grow?

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post #2 of 31 Old 08-15-2009, 07:42 PM
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I really like it. I wanted to do that to my horse, but I think he has a funny neck. Haha
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post #3 of 31 Old 08-15-2009, 07:49 PM
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I really like it. Can you post more pictures of it? He has a good neck for a roached mane, I think. I say keep it roached :).
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post #4 of 31 Old 08-15-2009, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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ill have to take more tomorrow, I snapped this one quick with my phone. I do think he has one heck of a neck for a gelding lol
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I want to do that with my horse diamond, but then again his nmae keeps the flies off him enck:) It looks good on your horse!
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He does have a good neck for it ;). I think it looks good and sometimes, roaching a mane will cause it to grow back in thicker. So you should save the "should I or shouldn't I keep it" question for later.

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post #7 of 31 Old 08-15-2009, 11:29 PM
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I like it - it suits him. It's really nice when the mane starts growing back, especially if you keep roaching it for a while; it's incredibly thick. I roached my guy years ago and then ended up keeping him in a Fjord roach It's fun to play around with and I don't show so it doesn't matter. I'm going to try to post a picture from a few years ago for you to see. I'm new here and may end up messing it up since I don't know what I'm doing


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post #8 of 31 Old 08-16-2009, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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omg flutter I loooooooooooooove that! It looks so good on him. That's about the length I like. Armbros mane is so thin, I was hoping this would help it out a bit too.
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Thank you! I found if you keep roaching it down the first several months and then let it grow to shape any way you want - it's sooooo much thicker. It's also way too entertaining to play with. Hee hee
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post #10 of 31 Old 08-16-2009, 11:18 AM
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Both of those look so good I'm tempted to do Shiloh who has a very thin mane. Do you just use scissors?


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