Should i roach her mane - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 18 Old 06-01-2011, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Boreland
Posts: 1,226
• Horses: 3
Should i roach her mane

I love the look of horses with roached manes, and would love to try it on whiskey. However i don't know whether she would suit it, and i am not sure of how to do it. Here are a few questions i have:
  • I don't have clippers so is it possible to do it with scissors or should i purchase some clippers for it?
  • If it is possible to do with scissors how would i go about doing it?
  • Would it be better to do it nearer the colder months so she isn't annoyed by flys?
  • Should i just leave it alone ? haha
Heres a picture of whiskey so you can see what her mane is like. It's quite short and somewhat thick.

DSCF4711.jpg

DSCF4706.jpg
whiskeynoo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 Old 06-01-2011, 12:05 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,326
• Horses: 3
It's entirely up to you whether or not you want to roach your horse's mane. She won't care either way.

Use clippers when roaching. You can't get close enough to the skin to do a good job with scissors.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
Speed Racer is offline  
post #3 of 18 Old 06-01-2011, 12:07 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Posts: 698
• Horses: 1
I think she would look really good with a roached mane. I don't know how to go about doing it though.

Help me horse forum! You're my only hope!
Sophie19 is offline  
post #4 of 18 Old 06-01-2011, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Boreland
Posts: 1,226
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Speed Racer View Post
It's entirely up to you whether or not you want to roach your horse's mane. She won't care either way.

Use clippers when roaching. You can't get close enough to the skin to do a good job with scissors.
This is true, and it will always grow back. I shall look up clippers on e-bay or see about borrowing some. And youtube a "how to" video. If i do a terrible job it shouldn't matter, we're just happy hackers :)

I'll post the video's i find here for others to see.
whiskeynoo is offline  
post #5 of 18 Old 06-01-2011, 12:17 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,326
• Horses: 3
Roaching is pretty easy, since you're cutting everything off down to the skin. I had to roach my Arabian's mane once, as he'd rubbed out a whole section right in the middle. He looked pretty good, even though my other Arabian owning friends were horrified!

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
Speed Racer is offline  
post #6 of 18 Old 06-01-2011, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Boreland
Posts: 1,226
• Horses: 3
I always get paranoid when using clippers (never clipped a horse. Just my dog and giving the odd haircut to friends) When i was little my brother used to clip our dog and he'd tell me "it takes skill, if you're not careful you'll clip her skin off instead." Because i was young and impressionable that fear of skinning things using clippers has stayed with me even though its ridiculous!

I found this video for anyone interested.
whiskeynoo is offline  
post #7 of 18 Old 06-01-2011, 12:27 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Southern Cali
Posts: 933
• Horses: 1
Jake's mane just finished growing into a nice mohawk. xD

I roached it about 3 months ago. Take clippers and just shave down to the skin. They look funny at first but once it grows in its worth it.

They are not any more bothered by the flies with their manes off. Not that I have noticed. Jake also used to sweat under his mane in summer, now he stays cooler.
Horsesdontlie is offline  
post #8 of 18 Old 06-01-2011, 07:55 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Posts: 698
• Horses: 1
Can you show with a roached mane? Cause I hate braiding.

Help me horse forum! You're my only hope!
Sophie19 is offline  
post #9 of 18 Old 06-01-2011, 10:33 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Crouse, NC
Posts: 31
• Horses: 1
I roached my boy's mane about a month ago because he would sweat underneath it. My friend calls him Sgt. because he looks like he belongs in the Army now :) And I roached it ALL, hehe
I love it though!!
KatyLeah is offline  
post #10 of 18 Old 06-02-2011, 04:07 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Boreland
Posts: 1,226
• Horses: 3
I have been thoroughly warned by my cousin not to roach her mane yet as its the border ride-outs and she says knowing me i'll goof it up. So after the ride-outs, Bye bye mane!
whiskeynoo is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
*roach mane?* WorthTheWait Horse Grooming 20 08-11-2010 10:24 PM
Should I roach her mane?? LoveTheSaddlebreds Horse Grooming 5 03-02-2010 04:22 PM
Should I roach John's mane? smrobs Horse Grooming 18 07-04-2009 01:18 AM
Does anyone every roach their horse's mane? Dumas'_Grrrl Horse Grooming 35 06-27-2009 08:21 PM
To Roach, or Not To Roach? That is the question! Rowansgirl Horse Grooming 7 08-11-2008 11:37 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome