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    03-09-2009, 06:50 PM
  #11
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Dumas'_Grrrl    
I have and always will feel that if a horse has a good neck, you deserve to see it. I think roaching is slick and shows off one of the most elegant features a horse has.

It's just schmexy!!!
Agreed!
     
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    03-09-2009, 06:50 PM
  #12
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Originally Posted by Lucara    
Oh I wouldn't touch the feathers! I LOOOOVE feathered horses. I'm not a big fan of mane upkeep though. I had to battle with Samsons thich locks. I would never have the heart to roach it but, thinking back, he would look perfect with it roached.

Look at those mile long friesian manes makes my eyes twitch when you think about the care fo them.
I tried to find the old thread on COTH, but I couldn't find it

IIRC, she roached the mane because her horse rubbed most of it out. And I believe the feathers because she was battling scratches... so the removal of all of that hair would help. She was planning on letting those grow back asap.

She did show the horse while he looked like that in dressage with no problems. Like the other poster said, as long as you're not planning on taking them to breed shows, it doesn't matter what their mane looks like.
     
    03-09-2009, 07:02 PM
  #13
Foal
Goodwood Show

As I mentioned, here are scanned pictures from the South African annual show:



     
    03-09-2009, 07:08 PM
  #14
Started
Those horses don't look heavily feathered either. It's not a bad look for them.
     
    03-09-2009, 07:41 PM
  #15
Yearling
Wow, I would be inclined to roach them. I LOVE how thick it makes their neck look and how much more it stands out.
     
    03-09-2009, 08:23 PM
  #16
Trained
Mirror Stage, thanks for taking the time to scan those!!! They're BEAUTIFUL!!!

I like how it really shows the horse off!!!
     
    03-09-2009, 09:02 PM
  #17
Foal
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Originally Posted by Dumas'_Grrrl    
Mirror Stage, thanks for taking the time to scan those!!! They're BEAUTIFUL!!!

I like how it really shows the horse off!!!

Sure! I've always loved the picture from when I was a little girl! I always thought the horses looked sexy, too!

That's what the show was developed for, to my understanding...for the rich folk to parade around their wealth. They'd show their horses off in competitions of 4 or 8 hitch, I believe. And nothin' says wealth like 4 to 8 Friesians, eh?! But the team members driving them would wear their work clothes. It looks interesting.

Should I buzz cut TJ?!
     
    03-09-2009, 09:13 PM
  #18
Banned
Personally, I think it ruins the purpose of the elegance in a friesian. One thing that makes the so gorgeous(i think anyway) is their mane.
     
    03-09-2009, 09:17 PM
  #19
Yearling
Long tails will always be my pride. I think a long tail, nice feathers and a roached mane would make them look outstanding. Not to mention having a full mane like a friesians in the Florida heat would make life a bit uncomfortable.
     
    03-09-2009, 09:44 PM
  #20
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Lol, true^^^.
     

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