That will depend on the horse, I think...how quickly does her mane grow now? Like if you trim the dead ends, how long does it take for that length to come back?
Realistically though, It could take a year to get her mane back to the length it is now...just depends on how well she grows hair I guess!
As far as training the mane/tuft, perhaps you could train the rest of her mane to fall on the same side as that peice. Try using some neck covers, and see what happens; I would probably band, or braid it to that side as well...all you can do is experiment. Personally for the showing you are doing, it really doesn't matter which side her mane is on...or if one peice is on the other side as the rest. I would prefer the tuft your mare has, in that spot, rather than in the middle of her mane!!! So it doesn't look too silly, in my opinion!
"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."
Last edited by mom2pride; 07-11-2010 at 12:20 AM.