I recently acquired a little Palomino foundation QH. When I got her her mane was cut to be banded, but I just recently found pictures of her where her mane was fully past her shoulder. This breaks my heart as she is going to be a little reined cow horse, not a halter horse. However, we're in the awkward stages of growth where it's too long to band but too short to not do anything with and have it look nice. We are running a winter circuit and I was wondering if anyone has any tips on what to do with it so we don't look like we don't care! Thanks!
Bonus points if anyone has any tips for boosting mane growth!!
Here is our gross mane. And please don't judge our halter set up. I lent my show halter and lead shank to my trainers 4 year old daughter to show her horse in the same class. She thought it was so much cooler than I did!