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post #11 of 23 Old 08-05-2010, 11:53 PM
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Sad to say, I had a friend who's horse's forelock was down to her nose...my friend decided she didn't like it and chopped it off...a straight cut like the one your hubby did. I've never seen my trainer so close to tears before. He then had to cut more off to make it look natural. So a 10 inch forelock went to being like 2 inches. I feel for you though...I really do.

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post #12 of 23 Old 08-06-2010, 12:01 AM
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Poor horse!
I have been working with a filly who had maybe an inch to her forelock when she came to us. She looked so pathetic.

But look on the bright side, horses aren't barbie dolls, so their hair will grow back.
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post #13 of 23 Old 08-06-2010, 12:17 AM
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I'm sorry, but that is hilarious. It's only hair it will grow back. He's still pretty
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post #14 of 23 Old 08-06-2010, 12:56 AM
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At least he was helping you while you are down.... Just a small mistake, it will grow back.
But, I would die if my horses forlock was cut, so I can imagine how you feel.
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post #15 of 23 Old 08-06-2010, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
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Oh thanks guys for all the replies. Had a really good laugh at them all. Nice to hear that my boy isn't the only one out in the world with a bodgy hair cut. Can't wait until it grows. On the flip side he does look very youthful with his straight cut. Ahhhh.
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post #16 of 23 Old 08-06-2010, 07:26 AM
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He looks very handsome.

And though I can totally understand your desire to grab your hubby and shake him (I have had that feeling more than once for sure) you can not help but smile at the thoughtful intentions.

I am chuckling at everyone carrying about how horrid it is that a horse have a short forelock.
My horse has like four forelock hairs. He would be tickled pink to have that much forelock.
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post #17 of 23 Old 08-06-2010, 01:19 PM
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I think he actually looks kinda cute...and it will grow back before you know it.

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post #18 of 23 Old 08-06-2010, 04:12 PM
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Sounds like something my husband would do, haha. Pretty funny story. Your horse is still a cutie!
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post #19 of 23 Old 08-06-2010, 04:19 PM
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I was thinking the same thing Mababre!! lol! Tom has a teeny little cotonball tuft up there.... no worries, it will grow back.

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post #20 of 23 Old 08-06-2010, 04:23 PM
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Oh no...that is so terrible. I hate when people do that, it's my BIGGEST pet peeve.

Back when I had my quarter mare, I leased her out to a 10 year old.....who did exactly that to her :(

At least with time, it will grow back. Maybe someone needs to explain to him that a forelock is a horses natural defense against flies getting at it's eyes.
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