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SullysRider 04-05-2013 11:56 PM

Long necked horse- short mane or slightly longer
 
My horse is relatively long, well everywhere! He has a long neck that ties in relatively high to his shoulders. I pulled his mane recently but left it a little long, I'm not sure to go shorter or leave it where it is. So in y'alls experience-short short manes for long necked horses or a little longer? Right now it is about 6 inches long but looks shorter because it's quite thick and "springy"

Muppetgirl 04-06-2013 12:27 AM

If you want your horses next to look thicker, pull the mane shorter. If you horse is cresty and you want a thinner looking neck, leave it longer. Because your horses neck is long, I'd leave the mane slightly longer to balance with the length of the neck:wink:

SullysRider 04-06-2013 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Muppetgirl (Post 2142481)
If you want your horses next to look thicker, pull the mane shorter. If you horse is cresty and you want a thinner looking neck, leave it longer. Because your horses neck is long, I'd leave the mane slightly longer to balance with the length of the neck:wink:

I'm wondering if I should do it shorter, I think since his neck is so long it looks a bit skinny even though it is not lacking muscle. So maybe the shorter would balance the neck size with neck length? Hmm

Muppetgirl 04-06-2013 09:19 PM

Here's an idea.....pull it longer....eyeball it, take a photo of it.....and try to imagine it a couple of inches shorter.....then decide if you want it shorter...you can pull it twice:wink: take a photo for me!! :lol:

Saddlebag 04-07-2013 08:40 AM

At 6" you have enough to braid and fold back on itself for english. For Western it's about 4" and banded.

SullysRider 04-08-2013 11:25 AM

http://www.horseforum.com/members/30...hoto-39729.jpg
Sorry it's a little dark, he also kept trying to eat my phone lol. I have already pulled it once, looking at the picture I think I might just even it out a little more. Or take off just a little, not sure

ETA It doesn't look very long in the photo, but if I put my hand on it sideways it goes about 2-3" below my hand. But I do have small hands


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