I show western and trim to about 2.5-3 inches. I bought a horse once that had an aswome mane and I chopped it, I did feel bad but it is what I had to do. I talked to a judge once and they said that if two people are showing about the same it comes down to the detail, whether it be clothes, tack, look of horse, it needs to have the complete look.
It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.
- Paul "Bear" Bryant (Former college football coach)