Banding a horse’s mane is a pretty standard procedure for approved showing and for many open shows. It can make your horse’s mane lie flat and close to the neck even on a windy day. When the mane lies close to the neck it gives the illusion of a slimmer neck.
banding a western horse's mane
Nutritive value of feed
Lucerne is the “king of fodders” because it provides high quality, high protein feed all year round. This is particularly significant in the subtropics where tropical grasses are frosted and lose their nutritive value in the winter months.
Compared with other feeds (see the following table) the protein and calcium contents of lucerne are usually high, whereas higher levels of metabolisable energy can be found in cereal crops and fresh grasses.
The phosphorus content of lucerne is generally lower than that needed by dairy cows. Supplementing dairy cows with phosphorus is recommended.
Source: The Lucerne Management Handbook 4th ed.