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post #1 of 114 Old 07-22-2010, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Manes, let's see them!

I'm in the (very long) process of growing out my horse's mane after years of pulling, cutting and banding. Last weekend I went to a clinic where there was a mare with the most gorgeous, long, healthy mane I've ever seen in person.

So I want to know.. How long is your horse's mane? Post pictures if you want to!

Here's the mare I was talking about

And my gelding's pathetic little mane :

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post #2 of 114 Old 07-22-2010, 01:04 PM
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This is my 11month old's mane:

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post #3 of 114 Old 07-22-2010, 01:48 PM
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wish i had a picture, i LOVE long mane(:

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post #4 of 114 Old 07-22-2010, 01:49 PM
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Here's my boy Dusty and his long mane, before I trimmed the ends. His neck is slightly curved to the right in this pic, so it doesn't show as well as it looks in person. (And his winter coat was starting to shed out--he's darker and more dappley now.)

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post #5 of 114 Old 07-22-2010, 01:51 PM
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both my boys have roached manes! its way too hot in FL to let their thick manes grow out



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post #6 of 114 Old 07-22-2010, 01:58 PM
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My mare: before & after

When i bought my arabian mare, Chico (i know it's a boy's name but i just never got around to changing it lol) she had her mane pulled & thinned short for english riding. I personally love long manes so i let it grow out & a year later, here are the results (i've had her for 2 years but the 2nd pic was taken after only a year).
My new mare, Molly had the same thing done to her mane so i can't wait for her's to grow out as well!
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post #7 of 114 Old 07-22-2010, 03:00 PM
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post #8 of 114 Old 07-22-2010, 03:16 PM
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I love my horses with long manes :)

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post #9 of 114 Old 07-22-2010, 03:28 PM
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My Thoroughbreds have pulled manes:

My Paso Fino has a natural mane that I've been growing out with MTG:

As does my mini mare...

Sunny's is wimpy hehe, but I don't have any pics of it.

I personally like the 'do's on my little 15lb mini newborn (pinto) and my 10wk old mini colt :)

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post #10 of 114 Old 07-22-2010, 04:01 PM
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Some manes
1. Calin's long mane. It's not super healthy but it's beautiful.


2. Danut


3. Rita

4. Gin

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