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    04-24-2012, 08:19 PM
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Foal
Question Long Manes & Showing?! PLEASE HELP!

Hi everyone,

I'm going to a local show this weekend with my Welsh Sec C/D and she's has a really long mane which I don't know what to do with!
I'm only hoping to enter Novice Riding Pony and don't expect to win but don't want to ruin my chances of a place with an incorrect mane ):
Since she's not a typically hairy breed (she also has alot of feather) would it be acceptable to leave the mane unbraided??
Also, should I braid the tail?
Would a running braid / French Braid be acceptable? I;ve never seen this but it would display her neck better...

Please help! ):

Heres a picture so please see what you would recommend, thankyou!

Also, would a ribbon browband be acceptable? (:
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    04-24-2012, 08:34 PM
  #2
Trained
Very nice Welsh, gorgeous mane as well. You could leave it like that & be fine or you could do a running braid as well.
     
    04-24-2012, 08:38 PM
  #3
Started
I would do a tight running braid to give her a neat look, and braid the tail like this:
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    04-24-2012, 09:03 PM
  #4
Green Broke
I would do a running braid. Make sure to braid very close to the crest of the neck and not let it get longer as you go. This looks nice on heavier built horses with thicker necks.


E.G, only neater, especially near the end!

     
    04-24-2012, 09:14 PM
  #5
Foal
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Thankyou for your comments everyone. If I was to do a running braid, what do you suggest I do with her forelock?
     
    04-24-2012, 09:23 PM
  #6
Green Broke
French braid it and finish it in a bun just like a normal hunter braid.

     
    04-24-2012, 11:55 PM
  #7
Green Broke
Check with the show before you decide. A lot of places around the world, "native" breeds, such as Welsh, are shown with loose manes and tails.
     
    04-25-2012, 04:20 AM
  #8
Foal
I know at the local shows around me its perfectly acceptable to show welsh ponies/cobs natural as they're classed as mountain and moorland.
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    04-25-2012, 05:48 AM
  #9
Trained
Over here in Australia, if you were showing in a breed class, they would want the horse unplaited (welshes, connemaras etc) if they are a native breed.
But in any open class no matter what the breed it is required to plait. I always show my pinto mare plaited as it gives off a neater presentation. I do rosettes.. They are neater. I think your horse would look stunning in a running braid. I have never seen a horse being shown in Australia in one though.

But where you are, trends are different :) Freakin gorgeous horse!
     
    04-25-2012, 05:57 AM
  #10
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Originally Posted by PintoTess    
Over here in Australia, if you were showing in a breed class, they would want the horse unplaited (welshes, connemaras etc) if they are a native breed.
But in any open class no matter what the breed it is required to plait. I always show my pinto mare plaited as it gives off a neater presentation. I do rosettes.. They are neater. I think your horse would look stunning in a running braid. I have never seen a horse being shown in Australia in one though.

But where you are, trends are different :) Freakin gorgeous horse!
very true pt I agree
For a breed class- everything unplaited,
For open rings(hack) have her plaited - as pinto said it is much neater especially when going up against the other 'hacks' as they are always plaited. Rosettes are the tidiest and will stay in easier and show off her neck. Also make sure they aren't to thin. You don't want floppy or loose plaits on such a thick, beautiful neck.

Pt- there was a pinto you competed against two years ago in a running braid at Cess show :)
     

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