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Short vs. Long?

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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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    08-28-2008, 09:08 PM
I love long manes and long tails. My favorite kind of horse, a Gypsy Vanner, would look soooo stupid with a short mane or tail. LOL, I love Gypsies.
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    08-29-2008, 12:39 AM
I love long tails, but not super thick ones. Then they can be insane to manage. As for manes, I love long ones, but not if they're uneven and stringy looking. I prefer a mane about neck lenght and straight, which is what my mare has right now. I like the neat, but nautral look. That being said, pulled manes are very smart looking and roached manes are so much fun to touch! XD I adore long forelocks though. <3
    08-31-2008, 11:03 AM
Long manes and tails

Loki has a long, thick, mane and tail that I absolutely adore. His mane can be a royal pain to groom and he really likes to flip nearly half of it over the other side of his neck...but it's just so pretty ^^
His tail touches the ground too...he likes to really show it off and flag it like an Arab when he canters xD

Red, on the other hand, has a long, thinner mane and tail. He's a really petite, delicate looking horse and it just kinda goes with him.

They both remind me of those wild mustang stallions whenever I get to go out to the stables, teehee
    08-31-2008, 02:57 PM
I think it really depends on the horse, the breed and what it is you do with the animal. I always have a long tail on all my horses, as for the mane, I prefer them to go hunter style BUT ,my boy has the most gorgeous mane's long right now
    08-31-2008, 03:01 PM
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I love long and natural for both mane and tail. I also tend to draw to the breeds that tend to have nice thick mane and tails - such as haflingers and mustangs.
    08-31-2008, 09:45 PM
I'd have to say I like the long manes and long tails look. That could be a little of my reiner showing, though. :P

But that's what I like, and all of my horses have le long flowing look goin' on. So yeah. But OMG, are they a pain in the butt to manage... Still, well worth it when you lope into the show ring and their manes and tails are flowing. *loves it*

    08-31-2008, 11:53 PM
Shorts manes because I show h/j and event so it needs to be braided
And long tails because they look pretty but not touching the ground because that would be a pain when out going xc
    09-01-2008, 02:52 AM
I have to admit, long manes and tails look so lovely cos of the whole natural element, but all my horses have their mane and tail short because I'm a show rider (okay, soon to be a show rider, haha)... and find them easier to care for when cut and kept in shape. My best friend is a show queen, so I picked up my habit from her! And FutureVetGirl, I find leaving the mane and tail alone unless you're getting ready for a show, or its growing out of shape, is the best method... especially with tails... when you brush a tail, you take out so much hair! I'd rather keep mine nice and full... although maybe I ought to lay into Bailey's, its too thick! ;)
    09-01-2008, 12:31 PM
Long, but not too long ! Goes for both manes and tales ! I find it very offputting when a horses forelock is too long (more then 1/2 of his face or so) and when a tail starts to drag on the ground, yuck !

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