I think you should cut it to a reasonable length a bit longer than you want it to be in the end. Next, you should pull his mane to thin it and shorten it. You are right that it is easiest to do button braids for show when the mane is thinner. If you don't already know how to, you can look up how to pull a mane on youtube, or ask someone who knows how to do it. Good luck showing your gelding!
- Please remember I have never tried this before, but I think it would work nicely. If you are doughtful, you can just pull the whole thing. It might take awhile, but it will be worth it.
Last edited by lkjhorse927; 05-28-2012 at 08:55 PM.