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

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    08-18-2010, 01:53 PM
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, 01:37 PM
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.

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You can also just google it if you want. Good luck!
    08-19-2010, 01:49 PM
For WP, manes have to be real short. I would say to take an inch off, just to be safe.
    08-20-2010, 01:24 PM
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, 10:59 PM
I use my hand. I put my hand flat on his neck and cut it that length.

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