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WorthTheWait 07-25-2010 12:30 AM

*roach mane?*
 
How long would it take if I roached my geldings mane to be like a finger's length? Please let me know-thanks! (:

Wallaby 07-25-2010 12:35 AM

It takes my mare's mane about a month to reach the length of my fingers. However, I have ridiculously tiny hands...

WorthTheWait 07-25-2010 11:41 PM

Hehe okay! thanks! thats pretty much what Ive been told! (:

smrobs 07-25-2010 11:54 PM

In my experience, it varies by horse just like it does with people. Some horses will grow the roach back out to a useable length in just a few weeks and others take months to get just a few inches.

Arksly 07-26-2010 12:50 AM

It all depends on the horse. My previous horse's mane would be a reasonable length around the two week mark. My current horse on the other hand takes a good month and a half.
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CloudsMystique 07-27-2010 03:09 PM

The day after I roached it:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2562/...4d6cf69d_z.jpg

Seven and a half weeks later:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2720/...d78a6661_z.jpg

This is how I keep it (it got this long after about four months):
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/...0d4ecd88_b.jpg


I trim it every few weeks to keep it nice and even on the top.

Ray MacDonald 07-27-2010 03:34 PM

I love the last picture! SOOO cute! :)

Strange 07-27-2010 06:59 PM

xD He looks like a little Roman steed in that last picture, hah. Adorable!

King 07-27-2010 07:12 PM

I hate 'roached' manes (in the UK we call it hogged), but that Palamino looks so cute!! Loving his hair do!!
Like a Roman chariot horse! <3

CloudsMystique 07-27-2010 08:12 PM

Thanks guys :D


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