I was wondering if I should keep my horse's mane growing out long, or cut it off for shows?
The shows I will be entering will be:
- western pleasure
- english pleasure
- possibly road hack
- possibly hunter under saddle
- maybe, possibly reining (if her legs are better then)
For western pleasure, normally it should be short, and for english it should be braided probably.
But, her mane takes forever to grow out, its 3/4 the way down to her neck line after cutting it off for shows early September.
I love the look of long manes and tails.
Would it be okay to have a long, natural mane in western pleasure? Or, banding it long, or doing a diamond pattern?