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    01-14-2009, 05:48 PM
  #21
Foal
I have roached my mare's mane a lot, to keep it out of the way while barrel racing. Plus, when a horse has a nice neck, I like to show it off!

I have roached my two year old's mane one, the vet had to shave off his forelock to stitch up a cut so I just did the rest of it. He looked pretty good, too.

I believe the corret way to roach a mane is to leave the forelock and about 2-3 inches at withers. To me, it just looks stupid that way, though.
     
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    01-14-2009, 05:53 PM
  #22
Yearling
Yeah, that sounds like it would look a bit odd =/. I like things even so if I did it the "correct way" I would have a permanent twitch in my eye every time I looked at my horses mane.
     
    01-14-2009, 05:55 PM
  #23
Trained
You roach the forelock? Wow that would look really weird... Here we roach the mane and leave the forlock, sometimes leave a little at the wither so rugs/saddles don't rub.
     
    01-14-2009, 06:33 PM
  #24
Weanling
Is a roached mane accepted in all disciplines? I would be too afraid of roaching a mane and then HATING it. I do like the way it looks sometimes though.


Jubilee
     
    01-14-2009, 06:36 PM
  #25
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Jubilee    
Is a roached mane excepted in all disciplines? I would be too afraid of roaching a mane and then HATING it. I do like the way it looks sometimes though.


Jubilee
I bet ya that draft your working on would look nice and husky with a roached mane!
     
    01-14-2009, 06:50 PM
  #26
Weanling
Yeah, that's what I was thinking but I would be SO SCARED to do it, especially because he's not my horse. I'm afraid I would make his owner cry. Besides, I don't have access to clippers so I wouldn't be able to do it very neatly.

Jubilee
     
    01-14-2009, 06:55 PM
  #27
Yearling
If he's jumpy (I think you mentioned he was), clipping him might not end up very well for either of you anyway. =/
     
    01-14-2009, 07:04 PM
  #28
Weanling
Yeah, I think I'm going to pass on roaching him. I would be treading dangerous waters there, plus I have no real reason to do it.

Jubilee
     
    01-14-2009, 09:14 PM
  #29
Foal
No health problems, but keeping the mane long does help keep the fly's off their neck. It works with some breeds, but personally I am not a fan.
     



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