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    03-11-2012, 11:34 PM
  #1
Trained
What to do with her mane...

A friend of ours wants to use Chilly for a few pleasure shows this coming season. Her daughter is now 10 and I think they would do well. Problem is, Chilly has a longer mane now and I'm not interested in cutting it. It's super thick near the roots and I don't want to pull. I don't want to cut. She's a paint, but has a definite western build to her.

What do I do with her mane? They are local shows, she'll be shown halter, showmanship, and walk/trot under saddle, definitely western and maybe english.
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    03-12-2012, 12:11 AM
  #2
Trained
Condition it until it's gorgeous and silky and leave it the way it is. If she was going to World Championship or something I'd say pull or cut, but for local fun shows, as long as she's groomed to within an inch of her life and that mane is groomed to perfection, I doubt it will make any difference in her placing.
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    03-12-2012, 12:26 AM
  #3
Trained
Would the judge have difficulty seeing her neck in halter? I have shown her in halter a handful of times with classes up to 15 entries and she's placed 1st every time. I have seen some halter horses with longer manes. I suck at braiding though. LoL. I can braid a tail but doing a running braid or whatever it's called, I'm useless.
     
    03-12-2012, 12:39 AM
  #4
Foal
I have this problem with my show horse Slide By Dutch. I refuse to cut his mane. Instead, for APHA shows I french braid the mane straight back along the neckline. I have never won grand doing this but I always take reserve. So I say, leave the mane long, braid it for halter, but leave it long and flowing for western pleasure and games.
     
    03-12-2012, 12:50 AM
  #5
Weanling
I had this problem too! I going to try to explain this braiding process but I may fail lol
1. Braid mane in 1/4in or smaller sections all the way down neck
2. Twist the braid
3. Let it twirl back on to itself. Kinda like if you were to twril you hair tightly and let it double up. Haha fail explaination...
4. Band it. Try to disguise the extra part that may stick up
It will take experimentation too!
     
    03-12-2012, 01:00 AM
  #6
Trained
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Originally Posted by KissTheRing    
I had this problem too! I going to try to explain this braiding process but I may fail lol
1. Braid mane in 1/4in or smaller sections all the way down neck
2. Twist the braid
3. Let it twirl back on to itself. Kinda like if you were to twril you hair tightly and let it double up. Haha fail explaination...
4. Band it. Try to disguise the extra part that may stick up
It will take experimentation too!
I may have to play around with this technique tomorrow and see what happens. LoL.

Do you twist it under (towards the horse) or over (away from horse)?
     
    03-12-2012, 01:24 AM
  #7
Foal
I think we need photos of this process. I can see myself in a HUGE mane tangle!! LOL
     
    03-12-2012, 01:40 AM
  #8
Weanling
Twist under!
I wish I had time to demonstrate!

This is how it ended up. This guy had a thinner mane though.
     
    03-12-2012, 01:47 AM
  #9
Foal
Oh...these photos are good. I can see what you mean and I might be able to do this with Slider. So thanks!!!!
     
    03-12-2012, 08:18 AM
  #10
Trained
Hmm. TO get hunter braids like that is nearly impossible with a long mane like your horse has. But, if you want to try, you actually braid it in small sections as stated, then fold it in half and in half again, then band it or tie it with yarn (it you know how to do hunter braids.......)that MAY give you some semblance of this look. It will be made more difficult because you say the mane is thick.

Personally-I am in the crowd that says groom her within an inch of her life and call it a day.
     

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