Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
Well, you can't braid a horse's mane when it is long and thick, so you pull it to shorten it so that you can braid it for shows. You braid the mane for a couple of reasons
1. Courtusy to the judge.
2. So the judge can see how the horse carries its neck, which is a big thing in dressage and hunters.
I also like being able to grab that little bit of mane when I jump, becuase I find it hard to untangle my hands from a long mane, so having that short peice of hair to grab if need be is alot easier for me!
Jumping a horse = Getting wings!
Why live on the edge when you can jump off?- Greenwood Horse Trials Tee-Shirt