This little guy has been out of work for around two years and had just been on pasture doing nothing. I'm getting him back in shape and training him now. I just wanted to show off what a diet and fitness regime (and makeover!) can do in around a month's time.
We still have a ways to go, but seeing the progress like this encourages me greatly!
^ Ah, but it's not required. I've seen a variety of Haffies this year at schooling and sanctioned shows with dressage braids, roached manes, and running braids. I'm really picky about keeping manes long though. They have to be really nice for me to consider keeping it long.