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    05-14-2011, 01:04 PM
  #11
Green Broke
It's not my horse.
     
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    05-14-2011, 01:24 PM
  #12
Banned
Oh, well it's SOMEONE'S pretty horse!!
     
    05-14-2011, 05:21 PM
  #13
Foal
Thanks guys I might plate it b/c we do show english too
     
    05-20-2011, 02:39 PM
  #14
Foal
LilDonkey that horse is one of my mares dam her name is Marlee she was USDF horse of the year for first and second level in 1999.

If you are showing western you cut the mane and band it. If you don't want to cut it leave it. Netting, running braids or basically any other form of doing the mane is english or driving. Our horses have long manes and we leave them.
     
    05-20-2011, 02:44 PM
  #15
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by haflingerlover    
LilDonkey that horse is one of my mares dam her name is Marlee she was USDF horse of the year for first and second level in 1999.

If you are showing western you cut the mane and band it. If you don't want to cut it leave it. Netting, running braids or basically any other form of doing the mane is english or driving. Our horses have long manes and we leave them.
In the western pleasure/horsemanship world if you have a long mane its proper to band just as you would band it if its cut. Like FP said if you don't band it people will think your horse is a reiner
     
    05-23-2011, 07:32 AM
  #16
Weanling
Not to sound to stupid, but what do you mean by banding?
     
    05-23-2011, 02:33 PM
  #17
Weanling
Banding is taking pencil sized sections of mane and putting just a band on them rather than braiding. Basically like a row of little pony tails.
You need to do it evenly and have the mane lay flat to get the nicest effect.
When done well, it enhances the look of a good neck. A pro bander will know what size of bands to use on different neck to make them look their best.
When done for 4-H or open shows, you want to practice beforehand and do as tidy a job as you can.
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    05-23-2011, 04:37 PM
  #18
Foal
I hate to say it but if you want to shine you have to look the part, if you want to excel at WP you need to hack the poor beast's mane ..... unless we can start a grass roots movement for naturally long flowing manes on WP horses... I think it looks hideous
     
    05-23-2011, 04:51 PM
  #19
Green Broke
I think it takes a world class mover to pull of a long mane. But its personal opinion
     
    05-23-2011, 04:55 PM
  #20
Weanling
Sounds like she just wants to do some WP at fun shows while she is also doing some other classes, english included.
To do that, you shouldn't have to hack off a long mane. She may not be as competitive, but her & her horse can still have fun.
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