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musicalmarie1 01-28-2013 03:29 PM

To clip or not to clip? (mane, not full body)
 
When I got Mellow, he had a Mohawk. I've been trying to get his mane to grow out, but he stuck his head through the fence several times and shredded a big section of his mane. I tried to even things out, but he still looks tacky. What should a do?

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui...line&safe=1&zw

I'd like him to have a long mane, but he looked kinda cute with it short (you can see pictures on his page).

Almond Joy 01-28-2013 03:32 PM

Oh I love the little mohawk he had going! I would shave it off so it grows in more evenly and it will be a bit spikier. By summer it should be grown out!

BTW I think he is really cute and I like his confo! I would love to see his movement.

musicalmarie1 01-28-2013 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Almond Joy (Post 1866552)
BTW I think he is really cute and I like his confo! I would love to see his movement.

This is a REALLY old video from when I first got him (about 9 months ago). I still had baby weight on me (my son was born the weekend we got Mellow), I had never had an English lesson, and we didn't have a lot of space to work with.

What really struck me about him was his trot.
http://youtu.be/U2FzqEQxMbg

Almond Joy 01-28-2013 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by musicalmarie1 (Post 1866582)
This is a REALLY old video from when I first got him (about 9 months ago). I still had baby weight on me (my son was born the weekend we got Mellow), I had never had an English lesson, and we didn't have a lot of space to work with.

What really struck me about him was his trot.
http://youtu.be/U2FzqEQxMbg

I really like his walk and his trot! He tracks up easily and looks like he would make a great little Equitation mount or dressage or maybe even eventing! Have you been getting any english lessons now?

musicalmarie1 01-29-2013 12:09 AM

Oh yes! I had my first lesson a few weeks ago, and it was great! I was terribly sore the next day. I plan on taking more, but even with the lesson farm being right down the street from me (I actually rode over there that day), it's next to impossible to get a morning off with a 10 month old. Once I get myself trained, I want to find someone to give Mellow some lessons.

And I buzzed off his mane. It looks SO much better just being one length. From a distance you can't even tell that it's gone.

BoldComic 02-01-2013 02:22 PM

I'm all for hogging manes. I'm doing that to my riding gelding and my mini gelding as soon as the snow melts this spring!


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