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post #11 of 23 Old 06-29-2011, 01:36 PM
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I'd roach Red, Buster, Rooster, and Tony.
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post #12 of 23 Old 06-29-2011, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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If I did roach any of them, how do I do it? Clippers or scissors? Do I start behind the ears or at the withers? Do I leave a tuft? Do I shave off the forelock on the ones who have hardly any anyways? Should I cut the mane off with scissors before clipping or just clip it all off?
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post #13 of 23 Old 06-29-2011, 05:09 PM
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I'd hog Buster definitely and probably try it on the others just to see how they look. It will grow back.

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post #14 of 23 Old 06-29-2011, 06:33 PM
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If I did roach any of them, how do I do it? Clippers or scissors? Do I start behind the ears or at the withers? Do I leave a tuft? Do I shave off the forelock on the ones who have hardly any anyways? Should I cut the mane off with scissors before clipping or just clip it all off?
You use clippers to shave the entire mane off save for few inches at the withers and the forelock. When it grows in as a mohawk, if you like it, you can maintain it with scissors.

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Have you had Roany checked for cushings? That's a pretty long coat for the amount of grass & foliage you've got there. Sorry for the off topic post, just thought it could be a possible concern - especially at only 16. Other than that, I think Buster would suit a roached mane, the others just need a good even trim or pull.
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post #16 of 23 Old 07-06-2011, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Have you had Roany checked for cushings? That's a pretty long coat for the amount of grass & foliage you've got there. Sorry for the off topic post, just thought it could be a possible concern - especially at only 16. Other than that, I think Buster would suit a roached mane, the others just need a good even trim or pull.
We have checked for cushings, and the results are negative, surprisingly! The vet said that since he is a rescue horse it may be from malnutrition. He's got normal hair now, since it is summer and I really need new pictures, but for the past two winters we have had him, his coat has been this way!
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post #17 of 23 Old 07-06-2011, 11:26 AM
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Well that's good to hear!
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post #18 of 23 Old 07-06-2011, 05:54 PM
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This is gonna sound so dumb but what is roaching a mane? I have only ever pulled. Is roaching easier?

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post #19 of 23 Old 07-06-2011, 07:42 PM
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This is gonna sound so dumb but what is roaching a mane? I have only ever pulled. Is roaching easier?
It's basically buzzing the mane off a horse

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