So long story short, my horses bridle path was clipped way to long about a little over a month ago. I generally leave it only about an inch long, just enough for a bridle. But now it is between 3 and 4 inches I have been trying to let it grow in since I havent been showing at anything huge lately. But this weekend I need to braid him and he has a mohawk! I am debating between leaving it so it can grow in, or just keeping it clipped long throught the whole summer.
Which do you think would be the better choice? I hate to have a mohawk, but I will also be showing all summer and dontwant to keep re-clipping this obnoxiousley long bridle path. Or if anyone has some amazing idea to make it look normal while letting it grow in???
Leave it. I had the same problem, I think my OTTB had about four or five inches of his mane clipped at the track. Its about two inches long now and I keep it banded to train it to lay flat. Makes it much easier to braid.
I just let one grow out over the winter and it is just now getting long enough to look normal.
Even though I absolutely despise the smell of it, I have to say that MTG will grow out the hair quickly. If you can apply it 2-3 times per week, you should be able to grow it out fairly quickly. I did not use it for mine and it took him 3-4 months to grow it out.
Give it a go! I would just suffer through it. Don't clip it again.