• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hog-mane a horse's mane clipped short
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. hogge, a gelded hog, prob. from hack, to cut; others derive from W. hwch, a sow, Bret. houch, hoch.


In literature:

Well, he'd squared this cob's tail and hogged his mane so that he looked like another animal.
"Robbery Under Arms" by Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
The manes of polo ponies and cobs it is the fashion to "hog," or cut off close to the neck.
"Notes on Stable Management in India and the Colonies" by Joshua A. Nunn
In addition to pointing it out, the owner described it to be a brown mule, with rat tail, and hog mane.
"Lost Lenore" by Charles Beach
The mane, which has been hogged, and the surface of this head in several places are broken away.
"A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2)" by A. H. Smith
His dark-bay coat was sleek and smooth, his mane hogged, his heels neatly trimmed.
"Servants of the Guns" by Jeffery E. Jeffery
And this brings me to the subject of hogging horses' manes.
"Ladies on Horseback" by Nannie Lambert