Short vs. Long?

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Short vs. Long?

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  • Horses with short manes
  • caring for long manes forelocks

View Poll Results: In Manes and Tails... what do you prefer?
Long Manes and Short Tails 0 0%
Short Manes and Short Tails 3 5.36%
Short Manes and Long Tails 15 26.79%
Long Manes and Long Tails 37 66.07%
No Manes and No Tails (heh...) 0 0%
Long Manes and No Tails 0 0%
Short Manes and No Tails 0 0%
No Manes and Long Tails 0 0%
No Manes and Short Tails 1 1.79%
None of the Above... I don't like horses... O.o 0 0%
Voters: 56. You may not vote on this poll

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    08-27-2008, 03:46 AM
Short vs. Long?

By "short" in manes, I mean anything shorter than the neck. And by "no" mane, I mean anything that was hogged, or is REALLY short...

By "short" in tails, I mean anything shorter than the pasterns. By "no" tail, I mean anything shorter than the hocks.

So which of these do you prefer?

I love long manes, forelocks, and tails... all wavy and beautiful... *sigh*

But all the time that must go into caring for those manes and tails each and every day...

Also... which ones tends to be the "healthiest" for horses? If any of them!
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    08-27-2008, 04:58 AM
I prefer everything long and nayural too,I think it looks wild and beautiful.
When we bought Twinkle,she had a short mane and tail,and my son said she looked very cool like she had a "mowhawk" hair cut,lol,but we're letting them grow now.
Good luck,Steve
    08-27-2008, 05:57 AM
I like short manes & long tails. I like the mane to be trimmed nicely, but on some horses the mane flowing (long) looks very beautiful!
    08-27-2008, 09:59 AM
I'm not sure why I have this love for roached manes and long tails. As long as your horse has the neck to pull off the roached look...I say do it!!!

Of course my hubby completely disagrees with me and love the long mane and tails. *sigh*
    08-27-2008, 10:14 AM
Ah, I voted before I read the second post. I voted long both because I consider short manes to be trimmed ones(short) and long to simply be their natural length. Same with tails. Short I would consider to be hock or shorter and long down to pasterns. I don't do dragging on the ground tails. So, guess my vote is wrong according to your considerin.. lol
    08-27-2008, 11:00 AM
Short manes and long thick tails are ideal for me.
    08-28-2008, 01:44 PM
I like long manes and long tails unless the horse has a thin mane/tail then I like it short.
    08-28-2008, 03:21 PM
Long manes and tails!
Love 'em.
    08-28-2008, 05:02 PM
I had to say Long Tails (medium manes) because Willy has the longest, pain in the butt tail ever! Hee, I love shampooing it.

    08-28-2008, 09:06 PM
Hmm I love the long tails and long manes (to look at).... but I love appys I think the short manes and tails soot them well LOL

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