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post #11 of 29 Old 01-10-2009, 09:55 PM
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We roach our Saddlebred's manes if they show in EQ or 3-gaited.
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post #12 of 29 Old 01-10-2009, 10:52 PM
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A roached mane looks good depending on the horse, really, as others have noted. There is a girl where I ride that used to roach her horse's mane, and it looked absolutely awful. I was so happy when she started growing it out. Then again, I know another girl that has a pony with a roached mane, and I can't imagine seeing that pony any other way. The roached mane just looks perfect on her.

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post #13 of 29 Old 01-11-2009, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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I wouldn't have dreamed of roaching my haflinger's mane when I had him. I just love their flowing manes but I LOVE drafts with roached manes.
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I roach my old gelding havent had any health problems just do it for the fact his mane refuses to pic a side and im not fan of the mohawk he actually looks really good with it roached
I had t o roach rebel cause he decided to get in a fight with a willow bush and the bush won didnt want to but there wasnt really a choice he doesnt look so good roached

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post #15 of 29 Old 01-11-2009, 05:18 PM
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I roach my horses manes. Here we call it hogging. I hog because I ride mounted games, and havign to ride one handed/holding something and constantly lengthening/shortening reins the mane gets tangled and can be very dangerous. Also, I show my ASH and it's the accepted look for stock horses. My Arab used to have a mane and it was always thing and straggley, so I hogged it and he looks adorable! He has a mohawk at the moment and it looks so spunky, when it flops I will hog it again.

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I'll roach anything that will let me. I love the look. I even roach my hubby and son's hair!!! Rotfl.

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post #17 of 29 Old 01-13-2009, 11:47 PM
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oh man dumas, your roaching sydrome is getting worse! Poor boys!

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post #18 of 29 Old 01-14-2009, 12:05 AM
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why is it called roaching??
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post #19 of 29 Old 01-14-2009, 05:23 AM
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haha wild spot we call it hogging here too I was very confused there for a few minutes!!

I like it on heavy horses I think it can look rather posh!!
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post #20 of 29 Old 01-14-2009, 02:15 PM
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I think I'm going to have to roach my gelding's mane... he pulled out a big chunk of it right in the middle.

I'll post pictures... He'll definitely look silly!

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