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post #1 of 12 Old 12-01-2010, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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show advice :)

I was wondering what I should do with my horse's mane. I am going to show her in english, reining and western. Right now I just do a running braid for english and leave it down for western.

Cut it or grow it out so it is more even??

p.s. Im going to have more questions but I will wait until I have the pics....
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post #2 of 12 Old 12-01-2010, 06:42 PM
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I would use Mane-Tail-Grow (M-T-G) on her so it grows really long, leave it down for reining, and do a running braid for English. Make sure you practice the running braid, though, as you don't want to be doing it for the first time at a show!
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post #3 of 12 Old 12-01-2010, 06:54 PM
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I would use Mane-Tail-Grow (M-T-G) on her so it grows really long, leave it down for reining, and do a running braid for English. Make sure you practice the running braid, though, as you don't want to be doing it for the first time at a show!
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post #4 of 12 Old 12-01-2010, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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I don't like m-t-g it smells soooo bad!!! But I use something that works better!! :)

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post #5 of 12 Old 12-01-2010, 11:22 PM
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personally id cut it but thats cause i hate long manes in my way when i ride. But it depends on the shows your going to
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post #6 of 12 Old 12-03-2010, 01:18 PM
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I would definitely pull the mane, not cut it...that's just my preference. I just think short manes are neater looking, and don't get in the way as much.
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post #7 of 12 Old 12-03-2010, 01:21 PM
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I'd pull it! shortening her mane will make her neck look better, only horses with very very good toplines can get away with a long mane. If they havent got realy good topline then all a long mane does is draw the eye down and make the neck look weak!

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post #8 of 12 Old 12-04-2010, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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I will be competing in reining a lot more than western pleasure. I forgot to post that before! :)

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post #9 of 12 Old 12-04-2010, 10:40 AM
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I always cut the mane first then pull it. way easier IMO
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post #10 of 12 Old 12-04-2010, 11:10 AM
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I would leave it. Long manes look good in reining, and there's no reason to shorten it if you're going to do a running braid for english.

The only problem is WP. I supposed you could band it but it might look silly banded so short. Maybe you could like fold it in half and band it to create an illusion of a short mane? :p Idk, good luck though!

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