From racing to riding... the training diary of an off the track Standardbred

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Long Mane vs. Short Mane?

I will have a riding update tomorrow! For now, which do you like better:

Short Mane:
Means hunter braids for shows or I could leave it down and not braid at all.

Long mane:
I can do running braids for shows, gives me a handle when I ride bareback but it gets in the way sometimes and gets caught underneath the saddle pad.

Your opinions?

1 comment:

  1. If you're planning to show and do things (where getting tangled in mane is inconvenient and sometimes ribbon-altering ;-)... I say go with the short.

    If you like bareback and the trails, let it grow. I do think most light horses look nicer in hunter braids than a running or Vienna braid. Unless you have a really heavy horse or one with a heavy neck, or unless the breed standard requires natural mane, I think short hunter or dressage braids (or just the pulled mane look) are most professional.