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post #1 of 6 Old 03-03-2012, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Should I Roach It?

I have been debating roaching my pony's mane... She doesn't like pulling and it never really looks nice. Does she have the neck for it? I wanna keep her forelock and a little bit at her withers.

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-03-2012, 08:59 PM
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I think she'd look just fine with a mohawk- erm roached mane. :) In fact, I think she's super cute even with her normal mane!

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post #3 of 6 Old 03-03-2012, 09:04 PM
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Thumbs down on a roach for her, I like her with a mane.
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I would clip her bridle path about 3 inches, then if you do roach it, leave it about an inch up. You could probably take her bridle path back to 4 inches.
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post #5 of 6 Old 03-03-2012, 09:29 PM
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Nope, I don't feel an English horse looks proper roached. I only like very stocky built type horses roached honestly. I also feel roaching is gonna make her ears show more, kinda like my son when I shave his head in the summer....he then looks like he can fly.
Just blade it, open scissors, carefully from under the bottom use them to razor the mane and shorten it to neatness.
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-03-2012, 10:20 PM
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I ride one of mine English and roach his mane. He rubbed a big chunk out of his mane last year and I tried and tried to grow it out with different products and finally thought I'd roach it and start over. Well, I loved the way it looked so much that I haven't let it grow back out. In this picture it was freshly roached. I now let it grow out just enough to curve it a little and give him a pretty arched neck. And when I ride him dressage, it gives the illusion that his mane is braided. You do have a cute pony. I think she'd look cute either way. :)

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