Some b#!**# cut a huge chunk of my paints mane off while jhe was turned out last night.Ugh....I know it could be worse but it just makes me sick inside.Now I have to pull him whole mane.It was long and gorgeous.As stated before,time to move.
I will say I had a biter one time who took an ubelievable chunk out of another's mane. It looked exactly like it was cut. In any event it sucks. Mine had the long mane that would get dredlocks terribly if i did not stay on top of it all the time.
Big news event in the last couple years, with "horse tail theft" after several animals were found with greatly shortened tails. Turned out the cows in the field had chewed them off!! Horses couldn't be bothered to walk away from cows chewing on them. Pretty funny after, but sure made everyone excited when they thought "tail rustlers" were out deliberately disfiguring show horses!!
I had a yearling equine chew off the mane and tail of a gentle horse OVERNIGHT! Ground dragging white tail, longer white mane on a yellow horse, both GONE in the morning. Husband quickly figured the criminal, since it walked over and was chewing on the short length left below the bone, while both waited to come in the gate. Never had a chewing issue before that night. Since that was the yearling's THIRD BAD offense that week, she was gone by the next weekend.
Be glad it is hair, grows back, can be fixed to look acceptable with a bit of work. Work shampoo into mane and tail if you have a chewer, let it dry on the hair to prevent more chewing. We do that on the broodmares, keeps the foals from developing a hair chewing habit. Redo after rain storms!
He lives alone and no hair anywhere....this was a very clean cut....no trees around either.I pulled the rest of it today,which,strangely enough he liked.That was the first time ,as he's always had a lovely super long mane.Oh well...now he looks like a hunter or western pleasure horse instead of Hildalgo.It could have been worse,at least he 's not hurt.But people really do suck.