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post #11 of 15 Old 02-06-2013, 10:35 AM
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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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post #12 of 15 Old 02-06-2013, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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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
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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!

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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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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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