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    05-17-2009, 09:45 PM
  #11
Yearling
This is one reason I like Fjords, the mane can be so fun! I seen dragons and castles, just so much variety!
Otherwise, if I was showing, it would depend on breed and the horse in particular. For example, a Canadian I would leave natural, maybe thin a bit with shears but no shortening. A QH I would likely pull (or just shorten with a solo comb). But like I said, it depends on the horse too, his personality might make me do something different.
     
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    05-17-2009, 10:51 PM
  #12
Weanling
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Doesn't this look nice? I think so. IMAO
     
    05-18-2009, 08:05 PM
  #13
Foal
Nice job! Super straight and looks the right length.
     
    05-18-2009, 09:33 PM
  #14
Weanling
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Originally Posted by juju    
Nice job! Super straight and looks the right length.
Thanx then some1 chopped it all off
     
    05-22-2009, 10:21 PM
  #15
Green Broke
PULL!!!! PULL PULL PULL! I'm really anal about manes and absolutely hate the blunt "curtain" look. The only time I don't pull is if the horse has a thin but long mane, then I razor it. Very very carefully.

What do you mean you chopped it all off? :(
     
    05-22-2009, 11:19 PM
  #16
Weanling
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Originally Posted by upnover    
PULL!!!! PULL PULL PULL! I'm really anal about manes and absolutely hate the blunt "curtain" look. The only time I don't pull is if the horse has a thin but long mane, then I razor it. Very very carefully.

What do you mean you chopped it all off? :(
What do you think that pic is of a pulled mane or a cut mane?
     
    05-23-2009, 02:42 AM
  #17
Yearling
I always cut with scissors, and then cut upwards into the hair afterward. You can't tell it wasn't pulled, it's a lot faster, and my horse doesn't lose any mane thickness! The ONLY time I pull is if the mane is too thick. Otherwise I cut and no one's the wiser. ;)
     
    05-23-2009, 09:51 AM
  #18
Weanling
Gah, I hate pulled and cut manes!! I love natural. I think short manes look disgusting, (no offense guys!). I would even rather a hogged mane over a pulled mane. :/
     
    05-23-2009, 10:24 AM
  #19
Trained
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I always cut with scissors, and then cut upwards into the hair afterward. You can't tell it wasn't pulled, it's a lot faster, and my horse doesn't lose any mane thickness! The ONLY time I pull is if the mane is too thick. Otherwise I cut and no one's the wiser. ;)
I agree :)
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Gah, I hate pulled and cut manes!! I love natural. I think short manes look disgusting, (no offense guys!). I would even rather a hogged mane over a pulled mane. :/
I love natural manes as well, but when you are competing, you probobly would want to go with a shorter, clean, even, thinner mane so that you can braid - makes the braiding allot easier.

It's hard to button braid a natural, long mane for a Dressage Show or for a Hunter/Jumper show.

If you aren't required to braid, then by all means :) I do agree, natural manes are lovely.
     
    05-24-2009, 01:07 PM
  #20
Yearling
I cut. I have never pulled a mane...I don't have the patience. I honestly don't think anyone ever notices because they always comment how it looks good. I've never even confessed to my trainer I cut. I'm a closet cutter. And I have to disagree with you FireEyes...my horse honestly does look better with a short mane. I would really have to dig to find some pics of him with a long mane...but I might try to show you.
     

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