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post #1 of 6 Old 12-11-2011, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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What to do with her mane and tail?

I just bought her and she was a pasture horse so she obviously wasn't groomed daily..I was wondering if I should let her mane grow or cut it? I want it to be very neat and tidy.
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-11-2011, 12:48 PM
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I would probably even it out to start with. Then, once you know what she looks like with it even (and the scraggly ends are gone) it may be easier to decide if a longer or shorter mane would look good on her. Even if you do decide to grow it out, you'll still need to even the ends at some point so it looks nice.

What's her tail look like?
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My personal opinion is I want every single mane (& forelock) hair that can be managed & as long as possible. I have been known to try some different braiding techniques also. (For the neat & tidy look).
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I would probably even it out to start with. Then, once you know what she looks like with it even (and the scraggly ends are gone) it may be easier to decide if a longer or shorter mane would look good on her. Even if you do decide to grow it out, you'll still need to even the ends at some point so it looks nice.

What's her tail look like?
She has a BEAUTIFUL tail ill attach a photo..
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I like long, but straight cut tiddy mane and tails. So I cut manes and tails with an even cut, and keep them trimmed as they grow long.
You can some what see in Levi's mane and tail. Now his tail was super short from being chew off by a cow in the pasture prior to me owning him. So its still growing.

So if you want tiddy, trim off the excess, which by the looks of her mane, it'll make it pretty short. Then with daily grooming, keep it trimmed nicely, and allow it to grow into a length you like. (Same with the tail.)

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post #6 of 6 Old 12-11-2011, 10:33 PM
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I pull my manes. But that's just preference. After you pull a horses mane, you remove the old hair to allow for new growth. Horse's manes grow from top to bottom.. by pulling you remove the under layer of mane. Her mane looks to be dead on the ends, so I would either pull them or trim them.

I wouldn't touch her tail though. If it's not broken, don't fix it.


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