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KcFinancialBurn 08-18-2010 01:53 PM

How Short??
 
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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)

Nita 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.

Google Image Result for http://www.jesterjigger.com/pictures/sophie/2008/june30mane/continental.jpg


Google Image Result for http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk45/huswplovr/Untitled2jpgmane.jpg

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...w=1024&bih=574


you can also just google it if you want. Good luck!

888vegas888 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.

GottaRide 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

BarrelRacer95 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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