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post #1 of 13 Old 05-18-2009, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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Grooming day.

Before. He never really LOOKS dirty, but ohhh he is.








First up his mane. I decided to do something I've never done before. I want his mane to grow long. We recently had an incident with a running braid and him RUBBING on it, and rubbed off a chunk of his mane. So I'm trying a Friesian mane growing trick. If it works for them maybe it'll work for Ethan.

Anyhow, I also did something I never thought I'd do. I cut a bridle path. I never "got" the point. It always seemed like it didn't matter. Then again I'd only seen photos and of course no one cuts bridle paths on Friesians. ;) SO I did it, and you know what? I like it. It looks so much cleaner.

Before.


After cutting the path. I've never done it before. I don't think I did too bad.



He was so sleepy by the time I was done cutting.



Now after I massaged some special sauce into his mane and into the roots. He LOVED the massage.


Put some nice even braids in.


Then I wrapped them.


Pink of course.

Then I parted his forlock down the middle on accident and loled. He's Dr. Spock.






His tail touches the ground, he's got such a fabulous tail. I wish he had some mane and forelock too. He's look great with thick eye length forelock darn it.
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post #2 of 13 Old 05-18-2009, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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Was dark by the time I was done.









He looks so awkward and weird, his head is HUGE!


Darn redeye!



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post #3 of 13 Old 05-18-2009, 12:35 AM
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Looks great..we had grooming day today also
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post #4 of 13 Old 05-18-2009, 02:47 AM
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hah, he looks so funky with those pink wraps & braids. Good luck with the mane. Your bridle path looks good too!

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post #5 of 13 Old 05-18-2009, 12:59 PM
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Oh, do share how the mane trick worked. I'd really like to see. I'm also growing Java's out. It was pulled and very short due to halter classes before. I want it LONG now!

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post #6 of 13 Old 05-18-2009, 01:31 PM
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What a cutie! :)
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post #7 of 13 Old 05-18-2009, 02:48 PM
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he looks so hansome!! i want to know the fresian mane secret!!!! a horse i might get has a short mane i want it long.

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post #8 of 13 Old 05-18-2009, 05:58 PM
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I'd like to know the "ancient Chinese secret" too! My Mustang's tail is thick & touches the ground, too, but his mane is so thick...it seems like it's not growing long.

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post #9 of 13 Old 05-19-2009, 06:17 AM
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He is a beautiful horse :)

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post #10 of 13 Old 05-19-2009, 02:03 PM
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Oh, do share how the mane trick worked. I'd really like to see. I'm also growing Java's out. It was pulled and very short due to halter classes before. I want it LONG now!
Unfortunatley the mane will break off above the wrap from the stress of the braid/wrap weight.
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