First, the picture. Please ignore the fact that the angle makes his head look enormous. It's really not.
Someone took scissors to it at some point, and now it's just funny looking. His bridle path is also longer than I would normally go for, has grown out a bit and needs to be retrimmed since this photo as it's doing the 1" mohawk thing right now. I am not really into any particular discipline right now, just working on basics like using his body well and doing trail rides and arena work to strengthen him. No potential shows of any kind on the horizon, so not too concerned about any hypothetical judge's opinion.
I really like roached manes on bay horses, but not so much on red ones, so I don't think I want to go there, though it would even out the bridle path issue. Aside from that, what should I do? Just pull to an even length? What length? Scissors? His mane is not really that thick, so I'm hesitant to pull too much for fear of making it too thin. Does that make sense?
How fast does an average quarter horse's mane grow? Anyone have any idea what the scissor wielding human who did this was going for?