As far as I know, Bruce's mane has always been
"hogged" in traditional cob style-
(I think overseas readers call it roached)
in the 7 years I've known him its not been any different
to the photo above.
A quick up-&-down with the clippers once a month
keeps the hair short, and he's never minded having it done.
A couple of months ago I wondered what he'd look like
if we grew it out, and instead of the Hunter/Show Cob bristle,
he had a mane and forelock.
As you can see, it's been quite quick to sprout
and he's got a little clump of hair between his ears
which will eventually (hopefully!) grow down to his star
Unfortunately, the rest of the mane is rather alarmingly
growing UPWARDS Mohican style. . .I'm not sure when
it'll start to fall over his neck, and whether the hair
will be fine enough to train to one side or
look like an unruly birds nest!
Growing-out a style is always such a pain isn't it?
I'll keep you posted with it's progress!
(apologies for the poorly posed photo,
but when a chap's got an itchy nose. . .)