Question about how the mane falls
I havent been around for a while. Spent the last few months trying to rescue and rehab a horse, just to 1. Find out she was way sicker and older than I thought, and 2. have her laminitis flair up the day before Christmas...and have to put her down. :/
That said—now I have friends offering me horses left and right, as I’ve earned a reputation as a steady, reliable horse-care person.
As such, I’m looking at this one guy: Appaloosa/quarter horse. Broke, age 11, small, no health or behaviour problems (Finally!) The only thing I can see “wrong” with him is his mane goes off in different directions.
Maybe this is not a problem? I thought I read somewhere that a mane that didnt all lie to one side could mean that there was something wrong with a horse’s musculature?
I’m also going to have the vet do a health check, and I’m going to ride him Saturday, etc... Gonna look at other horses. Not gonna jump in this time!!
But I did wonder about the mane thing. Is a right-and-left mane a sign for worry? Or just part of the range of normal conformation?
Thanks for the info.