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.
Dressage/english (showjumpers, eventers etc, Around here anyway) LOVE a pulled mane and dislike a cut mane.
And western, it depends on what you're doing, For Halter, WP, HUS etc clean cut (with scissors) and they cut after banding to make sure it's very straight.