The barn owner (I suspect) cut half of my mare mane. It happened couple years back (I was just so mad when I found out it), but she still has long mane in beginning and closer to the withers (about 7-10 inches), but in middle it's just couple inches long. Is it possible to do anything (without cutting the rest of the mane) to make her look good for showing?
Appy, I tried. It grew really fast in the beginning, and then looks like just stopped. :( It's couple inches already for while and doesn't seem to be getting any longer doesn't matter what. Looks SO weird.
Ginger, sorry for stupid one, but how to pull it? :)
Just pull it. If the main is that uneven it will remain that way no matter what you do as the entire main grows at the same time. You're really only option is to pull it and let it grow long again if you choose to do so.
I would be talking to the barn owner but what he/she did to your mare.
Why would the barn owner cut your horses mane? I'm just wondering...
Anyway, you could cut it shorter (the longer parts) then pull it the rest of the way... I can't really help that much... I cut or pull my mares mane every November/December and let it grow back out through summer... so I don't know what to do when it's all cut at different lengths.
My cousin once cut one of our horses manes and it was so bad that we had to roach it, but it looked ok roached... that's always an opton, but if you want your horse to have a short mane, then pulling it would probably be best.
The whole story was someone (I do think owner's grandkids since they were really big troublemakers in barn) spit something on both of my horses (something very stinky). My mom saw the stinky manes in the afternoon, but when I came in the evening (2 or 3 hours later) 1/3 of the mane (in mid of neck) was gone on one of them (and it was obviously cut, not chewed or anything). Second one still had that stinky stuff (like chewed hard candy or something) all over her mane, but noone in world except me could catch her that time (and especially cut), so I assume that's why she stayed untouched (took me 2 hours to clean her mane though).
I'll try to pull to see what will happen. I'm afraid it's just still way too short there, so may be cut is the only possibility. :(
I had a filly that rubbed her mane off in the middle. I did cut it (with a razor) so it was all the same length. I like using a straight edge razor so it doesnt look so blunt. Nasty kids, should be horse whipped
I know, Vida... :) The worst thing was when they climbed on barn roof and started to run over horses head extremely loudly. Mine were somewhat OK about it, but very expensive hanoverian filly (she was yearling that time) run completely crazy every single time. No wonder the owner ended up moving her to the better barn.