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  • I want to keep my horses mane long and band it
  • Basket weaving banding a long mane

 
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    08-18-2010, 02:53 PM
  #1
Foal
How Short??

How short should his mane be? I can upload a picture if you want, but I show in basicly everything pleasure except halter (SMS, HUS, Equi, WP, WH, trail)
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    08-19-2010, 02:37 PM
  #2
Weanling
You mean to band it? I've always heard that anywhere from 3-5 inches, personal preference, is acceptable. However, I also show in reining so I leave my horses' manes and tails long. When I show and I want to band, I do the basket weave. It takes a while, but it looks good and I always get a few compliments! Just a tip for if you want to keep his/her mane long. Love your horse, btw, gorgeous!

Here's a few links to the basket weave to show you what it looks like.

Google Image Result for http://www.jesterjigger.com/pictures/sophie/2008/june30mane/continental.jpg


Google Image Result for http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk45/huswplovr/Untitled2jpgmane.jpg

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...w=1024&bih=574


You can also just google it if you want. Good luck!
     
    08-19-2010, 02:49 PM
  #3
Weanling
For WP, manes have to be real short. I would say to take an inch off, just to be safe.
     
    08-20-2010, 02:24 PM
  #4
Weanling
It should be 3"-4" long at the most. You'll need to cut off at least half of the current length.

This slide show might help: Others :: Mane banding slideshow by saravan - Photobucket
     
    01-21-2012, 11:59 PM
  #5
Foal
I use my hand. I put my hand flat on his neck and cut it that length.
     

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