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    10-17-2011, 11:42 PM
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Is shaving the mane becoming the thing to do now instead of banding?
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    10-20-2011, 03:19 AM

Im sure many are looking at this and saying.. shave the mane? Are you insane... but I have now seen 3 wp horses with manes that are shaved.. like police horses.. ill attach a photo I found on google. The horses I have seen have had theirs a little bit longer than this...

So ...

Is this the new way to do it ?
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    10-20-2011, 07:40 AM
We call that roaching the mane, but no I haven't seen any WP around here like that. But, I am going to a show Saturday, so I'll look around and ask!
    10-20-2011, 11:16 AM
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I don't know that it's the new fad but yes, many people at the AQHA level have started doing that, especially with a horse that has a thick mane. Be careful to check w/ your show rules though because a friend of mine does AQHA and Palomino - the Palamino association does not allow for a roached mane.
    10-21-2011, 01:45 AM
I think I just showed my true colors on how much I know about terminology !
Learn something new everyday! I asked about it and the owner said it was just easier, and she had seen some others like it and gave it a try. I for one will keep my bands! Although my horse has a great neck.... im not going to risk it.

Gig'Em let me know if you see any of this out there!
    11-01-2011, 08:12 PM
I have 2 wp horses that are shown with roached manes. Some halter people who bring home world champions encouraged me to do it years ago :)

I don't know about forlock, but I know you're supposed to leave some over the wither to be in accordance with the AQHA rule book. Why? I don't know.

I just got sick of manes that looked like a beginner banded them when I'm good at banding ;) These two horses are ridiculously thick and one has a cowlick halfway down.

I'd be really happy if the trend shifted to hunters as well :-D

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