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    Default Which side should my horses mane fall?

    I'm confused as to which side my horses mane should fall on? Anybody know?

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    Default Re: Which side should my horses mane fall?

    to the right hand side of his neck as you look from the back!

    Left as you look from the front - see pic on my sig



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    Default Re: Which side should my horses mane fall?

    It SHOULD fall on the right.

    However, I have asked many judges and they always say it doesn't matter. So, who wrote the rule I'll never know but after years of trying to train manes over and failing, I for one have given up and now let horse sport his mane on the left.
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    Brilliant thank you!

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    Should be right, but I'd go for whatever looks best on the horse. Snips sits nicely to the right but Rhythm's sits nicely on the left!

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    Default Re: Which side should my horses mane fall?

    My horse mane falls half on the left and half on the right . Nothing will make it sit neatly even when it's pulled she turns into a punk .
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    Default Re: Which side should my horses mane fall?

    I always thought it had to be on the left side. As if your sad astride the horse.
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    Default Re: Which side should my horses mane fall?

    Straight up in the air (if you are my horse) But traditionally to the right hand side of the horse's neck.

    If anyone can tell me why this is the case I'd be very interested to know.

    eta just done a quick google and apparently if left alone, most horses' manes fall naturally to the right (90%) so perhaps that's why.
    Last edited by Rowreach; 06-03-11 at 03:09 PM.

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    I was always told so it did not get in the way when you mounted...but I mount from both sides anyway so maybe thats why Picasso's goes straight up
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    Default Re: Which side should my horses mane fall?

    Unless you have a groom you really want to torture... I think we should start a new trend and do whatever the hell we liked!

    It's definitely not from the cavalry as they plait either side (check photos if you don't believe me).

    Anyway, if you are doing showing, the current trend is to hog the mane halfway down the neck a la Americano!
    Last edited by tallyho!; 06-03-11 at 04:45 PM.
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