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post #1 of 6 Old 01-13-2014, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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Should i band the mane?

I have a local open show coming up Sunday I am doing a color class, western pleasure classes and a ranch trail class. I have a morgan gelding with a long mane I am not going to cut, since its a local show should I do the diamond braid? Or leave it down? Can't decide please help
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I'd leave it down. Make sure it's clean, tangle-free, and very lightly gel or hairspray down any frizzies on the crest for a clean look. Good luck!

I am curious what color your Morgan is, to make you eligible for a color class.
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I'd leave it down. Make sure it's clean, tangle-free, and very lightly gel or hairspray down any frizzies on the crest for a clean look. Good luck!

I am curious what color your Morgan is, to make you eligible for a color class.
Thanks he is body clipped so he looks like this 1209112506_01.jpg
and the rules said any color horse is acceptable so I thought i'd enter for the fun of it.
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I'd leave it down. Make sure it's clean, tangle-free, and very lightly gel or hairspray down any frizzies on the crest for a clean look. Good luck!
I second this, I would not band a mane for western classes unless it is pulled, and I certainly would not braid. That's more of and English thing, to be honest! I've always preferred a natural but clean mane for western shows, even though pulled and banded is the norm for WP, equitation, halter and trail. Possibly a few others? Ranch horse classes are nearly always mane down and natural.

Cute horse, as well!
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This is trending in my area for horses with long manes in western classes
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-23-2014, 09:39 AM
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Color classes to me are usually paint/appy. What is different from the color class and a regular class?
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