How long is too long?

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        01-08-2008, 11:41 PM
    How long is too long?

    I want to plait Blu's mane for English. How long is too long. He has a fairly long mane...

    Here's my plans for a show: I want to plait Blu's mane and tail then use hair spray paint stuff to make it blue to match my apparel and his blankets. What do you think?
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        01-09-2008, 12:08 AM
    Here's my only pic, I believe, of Blu's mane : tangly, dirty, and unbrushed
        01-09-2008, 12:10 AM
    I don't want to cut his mane all the same length either! Lol.

    (^^^excuse the pics. He looks fabulous now!)

        01-09-2008, 09:46 PM
    Green Broke
    I never did that whne I rode english I always braided down the neck :)
        01-11-2008, 05:18 PM
    Wow, Blu is a beautiful horse!! I love his head...he's got such soft looking friendly eyes...

    Back to the topic, I really do think his mane is a bit too long to plait 'professionally'. You could do it, but I think the plaits would turn out too big and lumpy.

    Plaiting does require a shorter mane for that 'perfect' look (usually). My guess would be around a 3-4 in mane (that's my guess).

    Maybe you could try and braid down the middle instead?

    Painting his mane to match your tack would look cute!
        01-12-2008, 12:29 AM
    I think I will experiment with the plaiting. Then I will decide. I really appreciate your help you two! :-D

    I will post pics when I get the chance. THANKS AGAIN!!!
        01-13-2008, 03:04 PM
    His mane needs to be shorter I believe and it would be more professional to cut it all one length, and personally I wouldn't paint the mane blue.
        01-15-2008, 09:39 AM
    Green Broke
    I agree with Harlee. Painting the mane to match tack would be tacky and just silly I think.
        01-15-2008, 09:07 PM
    I do think it's silly but that's half the point. is only 4-H shows I will be attending first off that I know of....
        01-16-2008, 03:44 AM
    Painting the mane blue!!?? :( umm ok.... You will defintally stand out anyway!

    I reckon atleast 4inches should be a appox lenghth... :)

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