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    09-04-2011, 11:00 AM
I need pros and cons on showing WP horses w/long manes

I show my paint is western pleasure. Lately I've been wondering about growing her mane long. I love how her mane looks in spring since I don't cut it through winter.
So basically everyone give me PROs and CONs please and thank you
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    09-04-2011, 01:56 PM
Bump :/
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    09-04-2011, 04:00 PM
Pro's-If you like it, then that's really your preference. I personally prefer short manes in 4 out of 5 cases.
Don't have to cut, and pull, and keep it straight and neat all the time.
More weighted down so, it'll lay flatter.

Con's-More mane to take care of
At a show of higher level, you likely could be looked down upon for it. At a smaller show, the only place short manes really, honestly matter would be in a halter class.
I mean if I were judging WP, I wouldn't count off for a long mane, but some judges may.
    09-04-2011, 05:34 PM
Thank you for the reply.
I know it's not exactly.. Uh.. Traditional for WP. But this is my last year in 4H and I can't go to paint shows until I actually get Mocha registered in my name (possibly 2 years away)
So I have 4H this year and next year I might take a year off for conpetitive trail riding. So my point is, I'm not going to any big shows anytime soon. Lol

Edit: competitive * darn iPod.
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    09-05-2011, 11:09 AM
I'm sure it would probably be fine then. If you like it down and flowy, just for 4-H I think it would be okay.

Two years? They had my Paint under me and my grandmothers name (since I'm a minor, they couldn't put him completely in my name, but I could do a half ownership), within a couple of weeks. By the time I contacted Paint, told them what was needed, shipped it, changed the ownership and name on his papers and got it shipped back, it was two, maybe three weeks.
    09-05-2011, 11:16 AM
Long manes are usually associated with ranch events.
    09-05-2011, 12:16 PM
Dejavu: I lease her still... it'll be a couple of years untill I can fully pay her off.. untill then her owner won't put my name on her papers which sucks 'cause I've been leasing her for like her whole life.. lol we grew up together. It's really frustrating when she practically my horse but technically she isn't. ):
Saddlebag: This is a con that's on my list. Lol I, personally, like the more natural look, even if 99.9% of judges won't accept it..

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