I have this little half Arabian/half Andalusian mare, dapple gray, 15'3", and gorgeous elegant typical Arabian neck. I tried to upload photos, but it's not working. According to her previous owners, her mane is thick and wavy when it is long (like her tail is), and I really want to grow it out.
But my teammates and coach think I'm crazy!
I know if I want to show her hunter in the future, I'll need to pull it at least.
But she won't be ready to show for at least another year or two.
Is there any harm in growing it out? It's mid-neck right now and I'm considering loose braiding it tomorrow so it'll grow out even longer.
I've never had an Arabian so I don't know the breed standards for manes or anything.