Originally Posted by Travellersmom88
Pulling the mane doesnt hurt them at all :)
I just let my mares mane grow naturally.
It depends on the type of riding you are doing.
Dressage usually likes the clean cut, or special braiding styles.
Westerns are usually naturally grown to be long.
They do feel it. I'm not saying it's cruel don't do it, but they do feel pain when pulling. People used to say that they don't have nerve endings in there mane, also not true.