Merlins Long Mane - Pull or leave?

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    12-02-2012, 06:36 PM
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, 07:05 PM
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, 07:11 PM
I think you should leave it. His mane is so pretty! I wish my horse had a mane like that!
    12-02-2012, 07:20 PM
Green Broke
Keep it long- braid it. Long manes are lovely.
    12-02-2012, 07:31 PM
Long for this one, love his mane
    12-02-2012, 09:28 PM
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, 10:00 PM
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, 03:26 PM
I think he would look better with a short mane, personally.
    12-04-2012, 07:00 PM
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, 02:06 AM
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!

long mane, mane pull

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