Appaloosas can have two kinds of hair. They either get short wispy hair, or thick nappy hair.
Short Wispy hair (yes this horse doesn't even have a side with mane)
Thick nappy hairWell as you can see, Roxy got the nappy hair gene. Which by all means is better then the wispy hair! I keep her mane pretty short, in a quarter cut. The shortest it's ever been was about 3inches.
Now I am left with this awful situation. Roxy is a gymkhana horse, can you imagine how dangerous it is for her to be running full speed and possibly step on her tail? UHH! Now I have this beautiful long tail that I have always dreamed off, AND I HAVE TO CUT IT OFF! What the heck. Now what will I do? I can never grow out her awful mane long enough to do this:
It's official my life is over. Now Dolly, she has a little tail... Maybe she'll be my next growing out project.
What are your horse hair fantasies?