Asked in Horses
What happens when you cut the hair right behind the ears of a horse?
October 20, 2009 11:19PM
Cutting the hair of the horse is nothing but shaving it as you shier the wool off from the sheep .
Another purpose for removing the hair from the poll (area directly behind the horses ears) is for showing. Many jumping, eventing and dressage horses have this done to make a bridle path, so the bridle sits directly on the skin as apposed to on the mane. It helps prevent chafing and makes braiding or plaiting of the mane far easier.