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Is it bad to Raoch/hog an horses mane at any time? Im going to do ...
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    Question Best time to Roach (hog) a mane?

    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!

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    what is Raoch/hog ?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by bad_habit View Post
    what is Raoch/hog ?
    This:
    **NOT MY PIC GOOGLED IT***
    http://pets.webshots.com/photo/26798...15305252cvMRHj

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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.

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    Ok...I think Im aout to go attack Cherry with some sissors.......

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    Macey is hogged all year round, and as far as i have noticed, it doesnt affect her at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by I LUV BESS View Post
    Macey is hogged all year round, and as far as i have noticed, it doesnt affect her at all
    How do you do it? Ive heard a few differant ways and I was just wondering.....Im thinking sissors.....

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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moostang View Post
    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.
    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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