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        04-07-2010, 03:02 PM
      #11
    Super Moderator
    No. Leave his mane long, reiners don't pull their manes. Band it. Don't do a braid or the diamond thing, this is western silly girl! Band that long mane. I see it all the time at shows.
         
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        04-07-2010, 04:24 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    ^^I've seen a few horses even at congress with diamond braids - so I was curious as to weather or not it was acceptable in showmanship. I for one am excited to see long manes come back into fashion!
         
        04-07-2010, 05:16 PM
      #13
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by shesinthebarn    
    ^^I've seen a few horses even at congress with diamond braids - so I was curious as to weather or not it was acceptable in showmanship!
    It absolutely is, IMO. I love how it looks, too. More finished than just plain bands.

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        04-07-2010, 11:11 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    I show all of my horses with long manes. I only show locally in 4-H though.
         
        04-08-2010, 11:23 AM
      #15
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by PBritton2U    
    LOL...just leave it long. I know a lot of AQHA people showing with long manes this year....right on up to World level. I predict this to be a new trend. You'll be ahead of the game at the local level. :)
    Go ahead and leave it long. I am seeing more and more of it in local and smaller breed shows. As a matter of fact, my friend just won Aged Mare Halter Class in a huge Open show in March and she left her mare's mane long and unbraided. There were over 35 horses in her class. Just make sure the mane is clean, trimmed and shaped nicely, and add some sheen to make it glisten.
         
        04-08-2010, 02:12 PM
      #16
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by PBritton2U    
    LOL...just leave it long. I know a lot of AQHA people showing with long manes this year....right on up to World level. I predict this to be a new trend. You'll be ahead of the game at the local level. :)

    Let us know how you do!!

    Pam
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    Thanks for letting us know. I was wondering the same thing! I have never been able to cut any of my horse's manes.
         
        04-08-2010, 02:23 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Just as everyone else has said, leave it long! I know several people who have won at Showmanship with their horses mane long and natural at local shows. If you're really worried about it though I personally like the diamond braid. With a long mane though I think it looks better if you only do a couple rows and leave about three fourths of the mane free and flowy
         
        04-09-2010, 02:08 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    I showed both english and western with my mare, and I would only pull her mane to keep things even. I kept it way longer than was acceptable or "meant" for either riding style. I just braided it for English classes.
         
        04-18-2010, 12:36 PM
      #19
    Foal
    No way!!!

    No way girl leave it long just don't let it be a distraction...
         
        04-18-2010, 01:21 PM
      #20
    Yearling
    I'm for sure leaving it long. He's a new horse to me and is shedding out into the coolest dark shade of sooty palomino - what a neat surprise! His flaxen mane looks so eye-catching with the coat colour!
         

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