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  • Shaveing a horses mane under the saddle
  • Just shaving the mane on a horse

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    04-13-2013, 08:51 PM
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Trained
Shaving the mane at the wither

Has anyone shaved the few inches of mane over the wither? It just becomes messy on my horse because of the saddle/saddle pad. I can't really braid it because the pad tugs on the braid and then he grumps over it. I was thinking of just shaving it off.

Has anyone else done it? Just curious if it worked out.
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    04-13-2013, 09:19 PM
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Weanling
Yes, my trainer does on her show horses. It looks weird growing out, but it is easier on the horses that we show a lot, and looks cleaner in most cases. I don't, but its not uncommon either.
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    04-13-2013, 09:21 PM
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Trained
I used to but haven't done it for a while, once you start you have to kind of keep going or it looks very odd.
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    04-13-2013, 10:00 PM
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Yearling
I do it all the time, and actually find it useful in giving the illusion that my mare has a better wither than she does... and it opens up her shoulder more... a trick I learnt from a show friend haha. I find it neater and less irritating on the horse to have the hair removed from there :)
     
    04-13-2013, 11:10 PM
  #5
Trained
We have always clipped saddle paths.
Keeps it neat and you wont have a big matted mess under your pad.
     
    04-13-2013, 11:29 PM
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Trained
I've actually never seen anyone do it before, but I'm glad to hear it works! Horsey is going to get a wither shave next time I'm at the barn!
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