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    12-02-2012, 05:36 PM
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Foal
Merlins Long Mane - Pull or leave?

So, as you can see my horse Merlin has an incredibly long mane. It doesnt tangle too much but it gets in the way when I am riding and its supposed to be a really hot summer here. Should I pull it or leave it long and braid it up? At the same time I love his flowing mane, I do like the neat look of a pulled one too!
Pull, or leave long?
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    12-02-2012, 06:05 PM
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Green Broke
Personally I loove long manes so my vote is to leave it long and braid it up. For riding I usually just do a running braid and for out in the field or standing around Id do regular braids :). He's gorgeous
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    12-02-2012, 06:11 PM
  #3
Foal
I think you should leave it. His mane is so pretty! I wish my horse had a mane like that!
     
    12-02-2012, 06:20 PM
  #4
Green Broke
Keep it long- braid it. Long manes are lovely.
     
    12-02-2012, 06:31 PM
  #5
Trained
Long for this one, love his mane
     
    12-02-2012, 08:28 PM
  #6
Foal
I would leave it - if not for optic (I guess tastes are different) then for protection against flies. And isn't it fun for you playing with a long mare? ;)
     
    12-02-2012, 09:00 PM
  #7
Weanling
Leave it, it looks pretty =]
I personally don't like the look of pulled manes and I do hunters with my horse; luckily, he's an Arab so I don't have to pull it ;]
     
    12-03-2012, 02:26 PM
  #8
Started
I think he would look better with a short mane, personally.
     
    12-04-2012, 06:00 PM
  #9
Green Broke
I'd trim/pull it just enough to even it out and then let it grow out with periodic trimming to keep it tidy.
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    12-05-2012, 01:06 AM
  #10
Weanling
Leave it long! I LOVE long manes, personally. I've been working on getting Caly's longer and it's almost as long as this boy's! But not as thick. He really has nice hair!
     

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