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    01-07-2010, 01:55 PM
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Foal
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Hi,
I got my first horse just a few weeks ago....
His name is Ridge.
I'm not sure wether I should pull his mane or not. Because im inexpierence...Do you pull there mane just because its uneven or are there anyother reasons??? (health etc.)
     
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    01-07-2010, 01:58 PM
  #2
Trained
Its mostly so it's easy to manage and braid for shows. If you're not showing, you can leave it long. I like to go through with my fingers and make sure no dreadlocks form though and keep it nice and neat.
     
    01-07-2010, 02:01 PM
  #3
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Runningfree    
Hi,
I got my first horse just a few weeks ago....
His name is Ridge.
I'm not sure wether I should pull his mane or not. Because im inexpierence...Do you pull there mane just because its uneven or are there anyother reasons??? (health etc.)
People will usually pull a horses mane just to look neater. Most show horses will have a pulled mane, if you're just doing local shows you don't really NEED to but it'll look nicer. I don't do it because I just do small local shows and no one should be judging on my horses mane anyway, IMO.

     
    01-08-2010, 01:44 PM
  #4
Weanling
I pull my QH's mane mainly too keep it neat. I hate trying to keep a long mane tangle free and as soon as I'm done detangling it never fails that they'll go roll around and get it tangled again. It's personal preference I think.
     
    01-08-2010, 01:49 PM
  #5
Yearling
I agree, unless you're showing I don't think it's a big deal.
     
    01-08-2010, 11:38 PM
  #6
Weanling
Agreed, if you don't have to I wouldnt either. Although if you do plan on showing further down the road trying little sections of mane to pull to practice wouldnt be a bad idea.
     



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