So I was sitting outside, letting the boys graze in the big pasture for a bit when Loki and Red come racing. My reaction goes as follows:
"Oh look here they co-WHAT THE HECK IS THAT IN HIS MOUTH?!"
It was long. Cream colored. It was A HUGE CHUNK OF REDS MANE E-E
Loki of course had dropped it somewhere in the pasture. Bugger.
Red has a mane like Loki, normally. When Loki's not busy destroying it. It's really quite pretty, long cream mane and tail accents his deep chestnut nicely. Now, he has a mane that goes like this:
| - Long part (braided)
- - Short part (ripped out)
^ - Horse ear
Did he pull out in the general bridal path area? Nooo, of course not. He pulls it out near dead center. Looks horrid. There is maybe 2-3 inches left now. I'm floored. His mane was already wrecked from tangles and Loki, now it's just...augh. Theres no actual damage to the horse, other than he may be a bit sore for a while. He looks rather goofy when he turns suddenly and his new hair style puffs up at random xD
Should I roach it? Would it grow back to it's former glory? Should I leave it and let the pulled part regrow on it's own?
Loki's bloodline seems to have weirdly fast growing hair. If I clip his bridal path, within six months it's pretty much right back at the regular mane length. I don't know if this is the same with Red yet.
Both sire and dam have beautiful, long manes. Well, his sire USED to, until it was roached. Now it's rather stubby. But you can always tell his dam from the herd by her long, wavy locks of cream :)