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islandponi 01-21-2011 10:07 PM

Roached Mane
 
What do you think of the roached mane/ hogged mane?

And do you think my horse has the neck for it?

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._5558301_n.jpg

justjump 01-21-2011 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by islandponi (Post 898624)
What do you think of the roached mane/ hogged mane?

And do you think my horse has the neck for it?

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._5558301_n.jpg

Depends.. do you show?

If you show western, don't roach it. I personally love the thick mane and forelock, and it would look nice banded if you pulled it a little bit!

If you ride and show english, thin it if its thick, but not too much because the more braids the better! Especially on a short neck!

islandponi 01-21-2011 10:36 PM

I show western and if you got a veiw from the other side of her, you'd know her mane is impossible to pull. I would band it if i could pull it but her mane is just too thick. :-(:-|

justjump 01-21-2011 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by islandponi (Post 898653)
I show western and if you got a veiw from the other side of her, you'd know her mane is impossible to pull. I would band it if i could pull it but her mane is just too thick. :-(:-|

Take a picture from the other side when you have the chance, and post it!

I'm a braider/ bander and have done the impossible mane.

At the last big AQHA circuit I was at, I saw a western pleasure gelding that looked a lot like yours, that had a gorgeous long thick mane and it was banded! I really really liked the look, and the judges did too because he won the class out of about 30! Maybe try doing that? Then again, I don't know your horse or the mane, but it's just a suggestion:-P

islandponi 01-21-2011 10:49 PM

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._6775848_n.jpg
only pic of her mane i have its much much shorter almost roached looking at the moment but by may i hope to have it grown out to this length again.

and do you think without pulling her mane I could do this look on her?

http://www.pleasurehorse.com/tompowe...6/horses_5.jpg

justjump 01-21-2011 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by islandponi (Post 898675)
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._6775848_n.jpg
only pic of her mane i have its much much shorter almost roached looking at the moment but by may i hope to have it grown out to this length again.

and do you think without pulling her mane I could do this look on her?

http://www.pleasurehorse.com/tompowe...6/horses_5.jpg

Hmm... I'd have to feel it. I can't really tell. You can try pulling it, and get that look! But, It'd be hard to pull because it is really long.

islandponi 01-21-2011 10:57 PM

So I should cut it before attempting to pull it?

justjump 01-21-2011 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by islandponi (Post 898683)
So I should cut it before attempting to pull it?

I would! Don't make it too short though

islandponi 01-21-2011 11:00 PM

Okay! Thanks a bunch for your help!!!!! :D:D:D

tinyliny 01-21-2011 11:09 PM

Please do not roach that beautiful mane! Roaching helps a thin neck look thicker, but your horse is nicely put together. Just pull it to thin it. There's lots of info on how to pull a mane on the internet.
My appy has naturally roached mane, and I have NOTHING to hold onto in the event of an emergency or when he goes up super steep hills.


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