Originally Posted by justjump
I cut the mane at 15 crossovers, which is a pretty short mane.
I am not sure what that means? You mean you braid down and after 15 braids you chop the rest off with scissors?
A real pro braider is not going to complain to the horse owner about the mane. So even if your mane was too short for them to deal with how they wanted to, they would not complain to you. The most the pros I know will do is tell the horse owner or trainer (depending on who they actually deal with) that they are going to have to pay to have a mane pulled if it is totally unruly.
If you have a habit of cutting manes to make them the length you want them to be to braid I do not thinking braiding professionally in the hunter world will work for you. You will make a bunch of annoyed clients very quickly.