I had pulled Dez' mane in the past for show, but it was so coarse and thick that it poofed up quite a bit regardless of thinning, so I grew it out natural.
His natural mane has quite a lot of white, so until I wash it for show (then it is gorgeous), it looks quite shabby. The only thing that I was able to do with it for show was put it in a tight braid along the crest, which came loose over the day.
To the point...:)
Tonight I was out visiting, and playing with his mane, and I noticed that his mane feels a much more normal thickness now. Should I take a chance and try pulling it short again so that it looks more appropriate for show...taking a chance that it will poof again? OR, should I leave it and continue to braid it for the tidier look?
Here is his mane now. (larger view of my avatar :) )