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post #1 of 41 Old 12-22-2009, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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mane on which side of the neck

Is there a side of the neck which the mane should be on? I am asking this because at my barn there are only 4 or 5 horses out of almost 40 that have there manes lying on the left side.
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post #2 of 41 Old 12-22-2009, 12:53 AM
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supposedly they are supposed to be on the right side. but I don't think it even matters in shows.
I just let my horses' manes pick their own side. I've had two lefties and one righty.
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post #3 of 41 Old 12-22-2009, 12:57 AM
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The Traditional side is the Right. but i have seen them both sides in shows..
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post #4 of 41 Old 12-22-2009, 07:26 AM
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On the right. You ALWAYS braid on the right, and try to train your horses mane to fall on the right if you show.
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post #5 of 41 Old 12-22-2009, 08:13 AM
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I let my horse's mane go where it wants!

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My mare is the only one out of my seven horses that has her mane on the right side.

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post #7 of 41 Old 12-22-2009, 09:53 AM
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I agree with the right side, every horse I have owned and shown has had their mane on the right side.

But really it is what side the mane falls on naturally.

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post #8 of 41 Old 12-22-2009, 09:58 AM
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Its funny, because everything else is done on the left side. Braiding it to the right and leaving it for a few days can train a main to stay to one side.
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post #9 of 41 Old 12-22-2009, 11:09 AM
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Its funny, because everything else is done on the left side. Braiding it to the right and leaving it for a few days can train a main to stay to one side.
I think this was the traditional reason, braiding it on the right kept it out of the way!
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post #10 of 41 Old 12-22-2009, 11:15 AM
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^ def makes sence.
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