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        02-06-2013, 11:35 AM
      #11
    Trained
    Eeeeeeck....don't tell me you will roach.....I see the necessity if there are only a few strands left here and there.........*shudder again*...... never mind, I'm an Arab person, roaching a mane physically hurts me
         
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        02-06-2013, 03:51 PM
      #12
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by minstrel    
    That's how I do it - cut as much with scissors as your horse will allow, then clip from the bridle path down, keeping it nice and short
    Thanks!

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    Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman    
    Eeeeeeck....don't tell me you will roach.....I see the necessity if there are only a few strands left here and there.........*shudder again*...... never mind, I'm an Arab person, roaching a mane physically hurts me
    Haha! I'll decide for sure when I see her: I haven't seen her since last spring! My mother says that there are huge chunks of mane missing and what's there is short and thin. I'll be sure to tell you what I decide. XD She might be coming this weekend. :) We'll see!
         
        02-06-2013, 05:12 PM
      #13
    Trained
    Thanks
         
        02-06-2013, 05:57 PM
      #14
    Showing
    I have never roached a horse but we used to keep our mules' manes trimmed short. We would essentially use a pair of sheep shears (the old manual ones that look sort of like scissors). That's what I used on bridle paths for a long time until I got a pair of electric clippers.

    If I planned to roach a horse, I'd just take the electric clippers to them and trim them the same way as I did the bridle path.

    Oh, and post-trim pix are a must .
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        02-07-2013, 03:30 AM
      #15
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    I have never roached a horse but we used to keep our mules' manes trimmed short. We would essentially use a pair of sheep shears (the old manual ones that look sort of like scissors). That's what I used on bridle paths for a long time until I got a pair of electric clippers.

    If I planned to roach a horse, I'd just take the electric clippers to them and trim them the same way as I did the bridle path.

    Oh, and post-trim pix are a must .
    It depends on how thick the mane is - my clippers struggled with a long, thick highland pony's mane, so scissors first there, but my tb would be easy to just clip.
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