My husband always says they look sexy when I roach one of my horses.
I have a 31 year old Tennessee Walker that I started roaching this summer too. I think it makes him look so clean cut and much younger actually. He's the one that is a pain to keep clean because when he rolls, he gets INTO IT. I do have one quarter horse cross that has the most gorgeous mane. I won't even cut a bridle path on him. He's got that classic wild mustang look. But he is easier to keep clean for some reason and I also ride him western so we do a lot of neck reining. Like Saddlebag said, when you ride with contact, the reins tend to get tangled in a long mane. Here's my old boy the day I roached him. Misc 006.jpg Misc 002.jpg