I looove it when horses have long manes, and I find it's such a pity that all the horses at the barn have short, pulled manes.
In the future, when I get a horse, I will definitely keep it long and pretty,
Even if it will require more work. (ok not so long that it goes way, way past the neck... well depends on the breed of course but long enough).
But for SHOWING, (which I will definitely do in the future) having a long mane complicates things no? Because usually if your horse's mane is short, it can stay the way it is, be braided or be made into rosettes.
But with a long mane... what do you do with that? Like what sort of braids can be done that are allowed in hunter, jumper or english pleasure classes?
And my final question (drum roll )... can you pull a long mane? If not, what can you do to so that a long mane is easier to keep and less thick...