Pull it, Braid it, or Leave it?

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    04-12-2013, 11:29 PM
Green Broke
Pull it, Braid it, or Leave it?

So I'm taking professional pictures with Henny on Sunday to celebrate his first birthday on the 23rd. Problem is, I don't know what I should do with his mane! It's almost down to the edge of his neck right now. I cut it in October for a halter show and it's grown that much since so he has no problem growing hair.

I'm leaning towards pulling it as I hope to show him this year at a few local shows. I think he can pull it off. I love to nice tidy look of a pulled mane, but I also love his long flowy mane. Decisions, decisions...

Attached is a picture of him at 5 months with a trimmed mane, him now with a running braid, and him now with his mane down. Which would you choose?

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    04-12-2013, 11:33 PM
Leave it. It's goregous
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    04-12-2013, 11:38 PM
Green Broke
Haha thank you :) I know that if I do cut it, it will grow right back super fast! You can see how much it's grown in 6 months from the top and bottom photo.
    04-12-2013, 11:48 PM
For the photos I would do a nice, long running braid with a ribbon that's his "color", and for the show pull it :)
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    04-12-2013, 11:49 PM
I say either leave it long & loose.
    04-12-2013, 11:54 PM
Green Broke
Oh that's a good idea Sam, I didn't think of putting a ribbon through his hair.
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    04-13-2013, 12:31 AM
Do a single lattice band.

You band the top as normal, then the next row you band together 2 at a time.

Then you can leave it long. Or if it looks janky, just turn him to the offside so no one can see his hair xD
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    04-13-2013, 12:33 AM
Green Broke
Oh I like that OVO! I think I'll test that out tomorrow to see how it looks.
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    04-13-2013, 12:34 AM
It's becoming quite trendy in the breed shows. I'm hoping to show my second yearling like that.
    04-13-2013, 12:40 AM
Green Broke
It does look like a good alternative to a short banded mane. Although, I am still leaning towards pulling it. It just looks so mature and professional.

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