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    07-27-2011, 05:32 PM
Roaching her mane

So I just recently got my new horse (yay!) Anyway, she has a REALLY thin mane, and it's rubbed off in the middle. Should I just roach it? Or cut it all off? What do you think?

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    07-28-2011, 09:30 AM
What about letting it grow for a bit then pulling her mane to the same length, or you could roach it, its entierly up to you. I really wanna roach my mares mane but I don't have clippers yet and im scared to try it using just scissors
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    07-28-2011, 10:13 AM
I wouldn't pull it, but if you did let it grow out a bit you could trim up the longer section using a pulling type technique (back comb the hair and trim up the few longest ones, then repeat until it's shorter)
    07-28-2011, 11:58 AM
Its summer, its hot, manes grow back, Roach it. It could possibly grow back evenly then.
    07-28-2011, 06:58 PM
Originally Posted by Eolith    
I wouldn't pull it, but if you did let it grow out a bit you could trim up the longer section using a pulling type technique (back comb the hair and trim up the few longest ones, then repeat until it's shorter)
Hm that's a good idea. Never thought of that
    07-28-2011, 07:26 PM
I use this technique when the mane is already thin enough, but just needs to be shortened a bit.

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