My very outspoken, 86-year-old neighbor said that I need to pull my horses mane and thin out her tail. Uh, no thanks! He acted like something was wrong with her having a thick mane and tail! I do not agree at all.
I love my horse's long, thick mane and tail. I have to trim her tail to keep it off the ground. They really don't tangle much at all and I think they're just gorgeous! So why would you want them to be thin or short?
Why do people "pull" their horses manes? I know that you have to do that for certain shows and things, but how did that get started? What's the rationale?