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    11-18-2008, 05:12 PM
Those manes (and tails) look nasty to me. I'd never want anything that long on my horses.
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    11-18-2008, 05:31 PM
Long manes are nice but not that long. My qh has her main as long as the bottom of her neck, an ideal length I think. I have never done anything with it either she just has a really nice mane
    11-21-2008, 02:41 AM
My Koda's mane reaches about to the point of his shoulder and that is with no upkeep at all. It was that long when we got him and the only difference that has been is that there is about a 2 inch place right in the middle where he wore it off sticking his head out of the fence. :/ His tail is about 1 inch short of dragging the ground. I like long hair so long as it is not ridiculously long. If it is natural, then I say go with it.
    11-24-2008, 01:45 AM
Holy moly......................GORGEOUS, but I wouldn't want to have to take care of it!!!!!
    11-24-2008, 02:45 PM
That is beautiful, & yes, some breeds naturally have long manes. I say they used probably a lot of MTG & extensions!
    11-26-2008, 09:26 AM
Originally Posted by jazzyrider    
my new mare has a lovely long, thick mane which hangs about an inch or so below her neck. Even at that length it presents many problems like: the hair near the bottom of the mane gets stuck under the front of the rug and it rubs and breaks hairs, in summer it gets very hot under the mane, in the rain/mud/wind it gets awfully knotty, it gets caught up in the breastplate and rings, it takes extra special love and care to keep it nice...and so on...because of all these things I generally keep it either in a running braid or 9 single plaits with a conditioning spray. This protects it more and keeps the mane of her neck cooler on hot days. It also keeps it out of my way and the rugs way so less is lost.
I love the long mane and tails. The dragging on the ground is a bit much though.
Jazzy, Vida's mane is very thick and long too. I may be in the wrong but I cut her mane off at the withers then just band a section forward so it doesn't get caught under her saddle blanket. I also do the bridle path and after fly season I cut the forelock out of her eyes. I catch hell and friends make fun of us for cutting the forelock, but it grow really fast and will be back in her eyes by spring.
    11-26-2008, 09:35 AM
OK first thing there probibliy ALL stallions and they don't trim the manes
    11-27-2008, 09:15 PM
Those pics remind me of pictures you see of people with two foot long fingernails. Just too much .... it's ugly.
    11-28-2008, 09:24 AM
I probably wouldn't let my horse's mane drag on the ground, but a few inches above ground would be so magical in a very fairytale-ish way *swoon*

    11-30-2008, 06:19 PM
Brushing it alot would work, or spraying it with detangler/conditioner stuff? I really have no idea!

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