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    12-01-2010, 07:37 PM
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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    12-01-2010, 07:42 PM
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!
    12-01-2010, 07:54 PM
Originally Posted by equiniphile    
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!
^ I agree ^
    12-01-2010, 09:45 PM
I don't like m-t-g it smells soooo bad!!! But I use something that works better!! :)
    12-02-2010, 12:22 AM
Personally id cut it but that's cause I hate long manes in my way when I ride. But it depends on the shows your going to
    12-03-2010, 02:18 PM
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.
    12-03-2010, 02:21 PM
Green Broke
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!
    12-04-2010, 09:56 AM
I will be competing in reining a lot more than western pleasure. I forgot to post that before! :)
    12-04-2010, 11:40 AM
I always cut the mane first then pull it. Way easier IMO
    12-04-2010, 12:10 PM
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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