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Tarpan 10-27-2012 09:06 PM

I wanted to reduce the size of my horse's bridle path so I could let him grow more mane and forelock, but didn't actually see where his bridle lay on his head before cutting...

Oh... well.... :oops:

themacpack 10-27-2012 09:08 PM

Ooops - I'd probably just go ahead and even it back up and start over on growing it out.....

Tarpan 10-27-2012 09:19 PM

Yeah that's what I'm going to have to do. That was like a month of growth too. :( At least I only solo trail ride so no one knows about it but me and him (and this forum now that I tattled on myself), and he doesn't really care.

Janna 10-27-2012 09:30 PM

Lmao that's funny ! Just shave the bridle path long like that. Itl grow back. Always fixed itself for me before

Ponies 10-27-2012 09:34 PM

Atleast its only cosmetic!

Tarpan 10-27-2012 09:41 PM


Originally Posted by Janna (Post 1735150)
Lmao that's funny ! Just shave the bridle path long like that. Itl grow back. Always fixed itself for me before

LOL yeah that's the nice thing about hair, the worst possible scenario is that it has to come back!

The rest of his mane is pretty short since he rubbed out a big piece and I had to even it out to match, so this isn't a major setback for us. I'm not very vain about keeping up his appearance anyway - he gets 24/7 turnout and therefore sunbleached as heck, and I don't spend a lot of time grooming him past picking hooves, making sure his mane and tail aren't matted, and brushing the dirt off his body pre-ride. His baths are few and far between. As long as he is healthy, we are both happy!

Wild Heart 10-27-2012 10:27 PM

I'd just take out that one middle chunk and just as Janna mentioned, leave the bridle path long. No harm done. =)

LadyDreamer 10-27-2012 11:22 PM

Aw, just say you looked in an ASB grooming book and people will understand. It doesn't look terrible, though I would go ahead and shave it down all the way since you've gone that far. Lol. Good luck.
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Golden Horse 10-27-2012 11:32 PM

See it looks normal to have a long bridle path to me now, owning Arabs, ASB and a Saddlebred:lol:

petitepyromaniac 10-31-2012 10:27 PM

That made me chuckle, thanks for sharing :D

Both my horse's manes look horrible right now, so I can't judge!

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