Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gallant, Alabama
Trimming the mane; Does it affect growth differently in horses?
Just a random question that popped in my mind after really looking at my geldings mane a few minutes ago...
I trimmed the dead ends off my geldings mane about a month and a half ago... (didn't want to ,because I like his mane long, but my friend pointed out that she trimmed her horses mane once every three months and her horses mane is over two feet long)... anyway, I cut about hanf an inch off his mane... and it just looked really short... which it's really not...
But now I've noticed that since I trimmed it (and his mane has been at the same length for the past year) it's grown out almost two inches and even looks thicker...
However, I've also noticed that every time I trim the dead ends of my mares mane, it takes forever to grow back... last time I trimmed her mane, I took about a centimeter off and it took almost three months to grow just that back out... I measured and kept record.
So... that brings me back to my question... does trimming really affect different horses like that? Why?
Horseshoe Loop Farm: Home of Gypsie (1994 TWH mare), Dakota (2006 TWH gelding), Jo (2012 TWH filly) & Minnie (1992 Paint mare)