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Merlins Long Mane - Pull or leave?

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So, as you can see my horse Merlin has an incredibly long mane. It doesnt tangle too much but it gets in the way when I am riding and its supposed to be a really hot summer here. Should I pull it or leave it long and braid it up? At the same time I love his flowing mane, I do like the neat look of a pulled one too!
Pull, or leave long? :)

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I think you should leave it. His mane is so pretty! I wish my horse had a mane like that!
 

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I'd trim/pull it just enough to even it out and then let it grow out with periodic trimming to keep it tidy.
 

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Long it is then! Here is a funny comparison picture.

When I got him off the track just over a year ago, he had a pulled mane, a half growing out bridle path and some funny little mohawk thing happening!
 

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Wow, he sure looks better than he did before mane and overall condition. Nice work on your part. I think it's really a matter of personal preference re: pulled vs natural mane. I'm sure he would look fine either way. I have a battle to try and keep some of the horses from nawing of my Paint horse's long mane.
 

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You leave that mane right where it is. I made a big scene in front of my barn's trainer when I found out she cut about a a foot and a half of her brown tobiano's gorgeous mane so now it's only a few inches. Save the manes! My Fjord is the only one except from my love of free flowing manes. :lol:
So... something like this might be saddening to you? :twisted:



 
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