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        01-07-2010, 12:55 PM
      #1
    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, 12:58 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, 01:01 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, 12:44 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, 12:49 PM
      #5
    Yearling
    I agree, unless you're showing I don't think it's a big deal.
         
        01-08-2010, 10:38 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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