Best time to Roach (hog) a mane?

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  1. Ransomsgurl

    Ransomsgurl Senior Member+

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    Is it bad to Raoch/hog an horses mane at any time? Im going to do Cherrys and I was wondering if its better to do it in the summer? It gets really cold around here durring winter and I didnt know if her not having a mane will affect her? Thanks!
     






  2. bad_habit

    bad_habit Senior Member

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    what is Raoch/hog ?
     
  3. Moostang

    Moostang Senior Member+

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    I don't believe the mane is going to make that much of a difference for keeping in heat. I would think the only benefit would be for bugs during the summer time, although most horses don't have long enough manes to swish much off anyways.
     
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    If you roach it now(assuming show season's over for you) it will have time to grow out for spring. I agree, I'm not sure how much warmth the mane gives a horse, I don't think it's too drastic.
     
  6. Ransomsgurl

    Ransomsgurl Senior Member+

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    Ok...I think Im aout to go attack Cherry with some sissors.......:p
     
  7. I LUV BESS

    I LUV BESS Senior Member+

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    Macey is hogged all year round, and as far as i have noticed, it doesnt affect her at all :)
     
  8. Ransomsgurl

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    How do you do it? Ive heard a few differant ways and I was just wondering.....Im thinking sissors.....
     
  9. Moostang

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    When I did it to my mare (blanket rubbed half the mane away) I just used clippers and buzzed all the way up to the ears. I left a bit at the withers and the forelock.
     
  10. Ransomsgurl

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    I was palnning on leaving just her forlock, does it matter if you leave some on just her withers? And about how close do I cut it? (I dont have buzzers)
     






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