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    12-26-2009, 04:00 PM
  #11
Lis
Yearling
Thank you.
     
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    01-01-2010, 10:53 PM
  #12
Foal
I roach my horse's mane but always leave his forelock- which is rather long.... I think he looks odd without it
     
    01-01-2010, 11:07 PM
  #13
Trained
I ALWAYS leave the forelock. I think it looks funny with no forelock - Plus I show ASH and it is standard practice to roach but leave the forelock.
     
    01-01-2010, 11:26 PM
  #14
Yearling
Some do some don't. When a Fjord's mane is roached so it will grow straight up again the forelock is left alone.
     
    01-02-2010, 12:00 AM
  #15
Started
Ya same here. I just don't see the point in roaching the forelock. To me it makes them look weird without it. I don't mean to offend anyone who roaches the forelock, its just my opinion.
     
    01-02-2010, 11:36 AM
  #16
Foal
I think it depends horse to horse anyway. There was a clyde/tb with a roached mane and forelock and he looked incredibly cute like that. I think my horse just has an abnormally large head that looks lost without it, which is why I keep it as long as possible too-- to hide some of his head :)
     
    01-02-2010, 03:58 PM
  #17
Foal
Honestly it can go both ways. My guy is a curly and sheds out his mane and tail, so he gets his mane and forelock roaches as it's pretty much roached already with him shedding... I prefer them both roached, however its always up to the owner.
     
    01-04-2010, 06:54 AM
  #18
Lis
Yearling
It depends on the breed. Here in England it tends to be the mediumweight/heavyweight cobs that have the mane hogged and usually the forelock is taken off as well. I don't think I've ever seen one with the forelock left on.
     

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