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post #21 of 27 Old 01-30-2008, 02:02 PM
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I've always been taught that the mane should lay on the right side of the neck.
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post #22 of 27 Old 02-04-2008, 10:56 PM
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show wise= doesnt matter. just make it easy and go with the most natural side. simple as that
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post #23 of 27 Old 02-04-2008, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by derbyhillsranch
show wise= doesnt matter. just make it easy and go with the most natural side. simple as that
that is what i was saying. I would really like to see this rule about it being "correct" for it to be on the off side. I prefer the near side as i find it easier to band on that side but i am not sure why people seem to think that it is right or wrong either way - both is correct as far as i am concerned

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post #24 of 27 Old 02-05-2008, 03:01 PM
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I was taught that whichever side the majority of the mane was on is the side it should be on, and if it's split down the middle you can pick a side
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post #25 of 27 Old 02-09-2008, 08:54 PM
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It's an old superstition that if the mane fell to the left side then it was a bad omen Doesn't really mean that you'll have bad luck, just something people in the olden days came up with.
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post #26 of 27 Old 02-10-2008, 07:36 PM
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All of my horses have off side manes except for my stallion. His falls on the near side because of a callic (spelling??), near his crest. If I were to train it to the other side (which I tried to do), there is about a 4 inch section that would stick straight up in the air. I have had people tell me that his mane needs to be on the other side...too bad...it doesn't want to go to that side :). I have never been told anything about it in the show ring.
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post #27 of 27 Old 03-26-2008, 10:40 PM
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I show western horses and my riding horses mane falls to the right and my 16month old halter filly's mane falls to the left. There is no rule to what side the mane is banded on like I Love Lane said i have been showing for years with some of my horses manes on the right side and some of them on the left and i have never been penalized for it. So what ever side your horses mane falls on thats where you should band it. As for the bits of you stallions mane that sick up leave a skinny hood on him when you band it so they will stay flat and neat.
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