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Re: [RC] braids - Sharon Levasseur

Quoting Sisu West Ranch <ranch@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
I can fix the whole problem in 5 minutes with my clippers.

I cut Zephyr's mane once. He's an Arab x Rocky Mountain Horse so he has a really thick mane that goes down below the top of his leg. This isn't a great pic but it sort of shows the problem. http://tinyurl.com/59xxcw Yes, it gets in the reins, and the witches tie knots in it when the come to ride at night. I've always had to roach the last 8" because it gets under the saddle even if it's braided.

One winter I just got really sick of it and chopped it off. He looked like the cutest little hunter pony and I LOVED how easy it was to care for.

My family and friends (in person and on the internet), however, succumbed to apoplectic fits. My mother was convinced he would be mentally/emotionally scarred, and offered to come put in HAIR EXTENSIONS for pete's sake. Extensions! On a HORSE!

I just let it grow out. Keeping it neat (and yes, braided for competition), while a pain in my butt, is easier than dealing with the fallout.

Call me a wimp if you want.

-Sharon L. in Maine

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[RC] braids, sherman
Re: [RC] braids, Sisu West Ranch