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    01-21-2011, 10:07 PM
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Foal
Roached Mane

What do you think of the roached mane/ hogged mane?

And do you think my horse has the neck for it?

     
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    01-21-2011, 10:32 PM
  #2
Yearling
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Originally Posted by islandponi    
What do you think of the roached mane/ hogged mane?

And do you think my horse has the neck for it?

Depends.. do you show?

If you show western, don't roach it. I personally love the thick mane and forelock, and it would look nice banded if you pulled it a little bit!

If you ride and show english, thin it if its thick, but not too much because the more braids the better! Especially on a short neck!
     
    01-21-2011, 10:36 PM
  #3
Foal
I show western and if you got a veiw from the other side of her, you'd know her mane is impossible to pull. I would band it if I could pull it but her mane is just too thick.
     
    01-21-2011, 10:38 PM
  #4
Yearling
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Originally Posted by islandponi    
I show western and if you got a veiw from the other side of her, you'd know her mane is impossible to pull. I would band it if I could pull it but her mane is just too thick.
Take a picture from the other side when you have the chance, and post it!

I'm a braider/ bander and have done the impossible mane.

At the last big AQHA circuit I was at, I saw a western pleasure gelding that looked a lot like yours, that had a gorgeous long thick mane and it was banded! I really really liked the look, and the judges did too because he won the class out of about 30! Maybe try doing that? Then again, I don't know your horse or the mane, but it's just a suggestion
     
    01-21-2011, 10:49 PM
  #5
Foal

Only pic of her mane I have its much much shorter almost roached looking at the moment but by may I hope to have it grown out to this length again.

And do you think without pulling her mane I could do this look on her?

     
    01-21-2011, 10:51 PM
  #6
Yearling
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Originally Posted by islandponi    

Only pic of her mane I have its much much shorter almost roached looking at the moment but by may I hope to have it grown out to this length again.

And do you think without pulling her mane I could do this look on her?

Hmm... I'd have to feel it. I can't really tell. You can try pulling it, and get that look! But, It'd be hard to pull because it is really long.
     
    01-21-2011, 10:57 PM
  #7
Foal
So I should cut it before attempting to pull it?
     
    01-21-2011, 10:58 PM
  #8
Yearling
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Originally Posted by islandponi    
So I should cut it before attempting to pull it?
I would! Don't make it too short though
     
    01-21-2011, 11:00 PM
  #9
Foal
Okay! Thanks a bunch for your help!!!!!
     
    01-21-2011, 11:09 PM
  #10
Super Moderator
Please do not roach that beautiful mane! Roaching helps a thin neck look thicker, but your horse is nicely put together. Just pull it to thin it. There's lots of info on how to pull a mane on the internet.
My appy has naturally roached mane, and I have NOTHING to hold onto in the event of an emergency or when he goes up super steep hills.
     

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