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post #1 of 5 Old 04-05-2010, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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I was wondering, I am going to be going in a few shows this summer. Reining for sure, maybe western pleasure and possibly halter/showmanship.

Is it alright to leave the mane and tail as they are, I really dont want to pull her mane, as it takes a really long time to grow back, and its quite thin.

I was considering doing her tail like this for shows, but is that not proper for western?::



I love doing braids :) Would that be alright, I would just be entering in beginner/youth shows..

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-08-2010, 02:17 PM
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That is more of an englise thing. I have never seen it done in any western event. No one braids manes or trails in reining. You want them to flow. For the other events I would just braid or band the mane and give the trail a blunt cut. It makes the trail look much better and neater.

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post #3 of 5 Old 04-08-2010, 03:13 PM
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No what you have there is pretty good for English, but usually for Western you leave the tail natural. Some people will use a fake tail too to make it look full (not for reining though), but her's looks pretty thick . As for the mane: for reining you would leave it long and natural and for western halter/showmanship or pleasure most people band the mane. It is usually cut to be around three inches long to band it, but you can leave it long if you want. When I showed my horse this past year, I left his mane long and just banded it and it looked fine to me

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post #4 of 5 Old 04-10-2010, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Okay thanks guys so much! It helped alot! I got some mane/tail condition for easter, so now her mane and tail are super soft. I guess I will have to leave the tail braiding to practice riding :)

gizpeptig - Yeah, I would rather keep her mane long and not short, because it takes forever to grow it back :S She has a super thin mane.

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-10-2010, 03:42 PM
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If you're doing Western or Western halter/showmanship , it really should be left natural.
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