Most shows I've been in haven't been too nitpicky about which side the mane falls on, but I can definitely see a practical reason for a roper to have it on the left. Most horses I've dealt with have them on the right.
Originally Posted by TheRoughrider21
My horse has an undecided mane. His is right in the front, straight up in the middle, and near his withers its to the right. I've tried to band it to the left...not even an hour later all his band were standing straight up in the middle. =/ lol
Somewhere I heard that a mane that switches sides is indicative of the neck being out of alignment. Not sure if that holds water or not, but I thought it was interesting.
My guy's falls to the right, and has a super-thick section near the bridle path that will fall half to each side if he shakes his head a lot.