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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by kookicat View Post
    clip half of the mane off?
    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Grey_hunter View Post
    use clippers to shave out the middle section,
    Seriously you advocate doing this to a borrowed for one show pony

    Even if the owner naively agrees, this seems damned irresponsible a nice thick long mane is very useful against flies & if pony is living the life of Riley in a field, he likely is not sporting the latest in fly sheets & sprays ...


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    Echoing some of the other posters. I would have kittens if someone trimmed my borrowed native, so I was assuming the go ahead had been given but now realise I am wrong to assume.



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    Quote Originally Posted by alto View Post
    Seriously you advocate doing this to a borrowed for one show pony

    Even if the owner naively agrees, this seems damned irresponsible a nice thick long mane is very useful against flies & if pony is living the life of Riley in a field, he likely is not sporting the latest in fly sheets & sprays ...
    Before you get your knickers in a twist, you might want to take a look at my full post:

    Quote Originally Posted by kookicat View Post
    If the owner is willing, can you clip half of the mane off?

    (I feel really bad typing that. I believe that Native breeds shouldn't be too trimmed!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryswyn View Post
    1) The odds of your child winning even a minor ribbon at Upperville is very, very small. This is not to say your child isn't adorable, that you won't wear the right outfit, or that the pony isn't adorable. It's just a fact that Upperville Lead Line, like Devon, is CUT THROAT. If your last name doesn't rhyme with Harker and the pony didn't last sell for $150K you can pretty much just go for the fun.

    2) Knowing that, I wouldn't worry about the Shetland's mane at all. I'd make sure he was clipped/trimmed within an inch of his life and then I'd make his mane as much of a fluffy explosion as possible. Same with his tail. Why? Because everybody else will have spent a fortune braiding and your pony will stand out and may just shame the judges into remembering what lead line is all about.

    3) That being said, I'd make sure your child's clothing fits impeccably. I'd make sure your outfit was subtle but drop dead gorgeous. And depending on the judge a low cut decolletage.
    round of applause. Can't believe I missed this earlier. Please read every word of this and do not ruin the poor ponies mane for one horse show where politics and/or last name, trainer, or barn are going to win anyway.

    http://www.sharptorshetlands.co.uk/p...-red07-400.jpg THIS is from a shetland pony breeders website and how they should be turned out for shows.
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