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post #1 of 18 Old 03-19-2013, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Did I do a good job on cutting her mane?

I cut my horse's mane yesterday, I was gonna pull it, but I wimped out because I didn't want to hurt her.


I think it needs a bit of touching up, but I did it with my splint on (I dislocated my middle finger) so it was kinda hard. But I think she looks really good with a short mane!

Here she is with a longer mane:




This was my first time cutting her mane. I think it looks good, my mom hates it (she hates any horse that doesn't have a long mane, she's one of those natural horse people ), but I would love to know what you guys think!
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I think it looks great for your first time! Perhaps just a tad bit shorter than I would have trimmed, but not necessarily bad. Your mare is gorgeous and I love her halter! ^_^

Welcome to the forum, by the way :) Glad you found us!
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I think it looks great for your first time! Perhaps just a tad bit shorter than I would have trimmed, but not necessarily bad. Your mare is gorgeous and I love her halter! ^_^

Welcome to the forum, by the way :) Glad you found us!

I read somewhere to chop 5 inches off, so that's what I did. But I think I could of done 4. And thank you!
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I think it looks great! Personally I like long manes but some horses look nicer with short manes. You did great.
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I think it looks great! Personally I like long manes but some horses look nicer with short manes. You did great.
Thanks! If the vet clears her, I'll be doing jumping with her, don't want a ton of mane flying in my face. It hurts!
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That sounds fun! I've never tried jumping before but I want to, so many people say it's fun. I hope the vet clears her? :)

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That sounds fun! I've never tried jumping before but I want to, so many people say it's fun. I hope the vet clears her? :)
It is! I'm only jumping a foot with her until the vet comes, and if he doesn't clear her for jumping, then we'll do dressage. I can't wait until he comes!
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Cool! I bet dressage would be fun too!
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This was my first time cutting her mane. I think it looks good, my mom hates it (she hates any horse that doesn't have a long mane, she's one of those natural horse people ), but I would love to know what you guys think!
My mom is the same way! "The mustangs don't have their manes cut!" Well, no, but they are also filthy, matted, and burr ridden.

I think she looks great! I like my manes short too. You have to let us know if she is okay-ed for jumping :)
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My mom is the same way! "The mustangs don't have their manes cut!" Well, no, but they are also filthy, matted, and burr ridden.

I think she looks great! I like my manes short too. You have to let us know if she is okay-ed for jumping :)
Haha, yep, that's what my mom says.

And I will! The vet comes out in May, just in time for her birthday too. She's turning 21! I can't wait! I'm pretty sure she's gonna be okay for jumping though, she can jump 4 foot pasture fence to run to me when I bring grain, I'm sure she can handle 3 foot jumps.
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