Originally Posted by GhostwindAppaloosa
I am going to be showing my yearling appy colt in showmanship this year, and I am planning to keep his mane natural and let it grow long... what do I do with it?
Thanks! And I have seen some beautiful long manes in riding classes also. When they get long enough it looks like people were just leaving them down with no bands because they stay. This however is a yearling so his mane length is currently about 4-5" long. I'll just make sure its trimmed evenly and band it like suggested. I always used to hate chopping off my horses manes before shows. I've decided im not doing it anymore. I love my long manes.