Originally Posted by Christine1003
What kind of showing are you doing and at what level? You may not need to do these things to your horse depending on the situation. And Like the others said you would never have to cut the forelock anyway, and never cut a mane, just pull it.
Technically, there is nothing "wrong" with cutting a mane. Some people don't like how it looks and if your horse has a thick mane, it can be a pain to braid. I, personally, love the look of a cut mane. I think it looks very neat and tidy. Of course, I only think this if the mane is around four inches long.