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post #21 of 53 Old 03-05-2012, 11:36 PM
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Your mare is lovely! I saw her advertised somewhere and thought how nice she was and hoped she'd find a good home, glad to see it sounds like she did.

Inside joke, but with a lot of truth in it....What's the quickest way to make an Arabian horse lover lose their mind? Pull or cut the mane and/or tail. If the length and condition aren't practical right now, just put her mane in braids for easy maintenance. Know that somewhere out there is an Arab horse owner who would kill for her mane because they have one of the few Arabians with a baby fine, thin mane that won't hang below the horses shoulders.

Her sire line is full of quality horses and the Crabbet on her dam side pretty much assures that she will be very sturdy and athletic. With all that Sanadik El Shaklan in there, she's going to be opinionated too, but generally in a humourous way.

She'll also probably be the easiest horse to get going under saddle that you've ever trained, just be sure to lay a good trust ground work first.

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post #22 of 53 Old 03-05-2012, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Yea, I just found the braid idea online I just want to avoid dread-locks lol
She seems really willing and she catches onto new things fast
Ill be sure to get the foundations down even though I really wanna just jump on and ride off with her! I don't want to ruin her she my first solo so I got to show my trainer I can use all she has taught me with my paint the last 8 months!
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Inside joke, but with a lot of truth in it....What's the quickest way to make an Arabian horse lover lose their mind? Pull or cut the mane and/or tail. If the length and condition aren't practical right now, just put her mane in braids for easy maintenance. Know that somewhere out there is an Arab horse owner who would kill for her mane because they have one of the few Arabians with a baby fine, thin mane that won't hang below the horses shoulders.
Hahaha That is SO true! I've gotten so much flack for roaching Lacey's mane from people who are all like "She's an Arabian! She needs a long flowing mane!"
Too bad Lacey's mane is a nasty beast (super thick at the top, super thin and scraggly at the bottom) that no one should ever be forced to see.

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post #24 of 53 Old 03-05-2012, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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that's how my paints is! That's why it only gets to be like 4-5 inches long
Im planning enough time to go out brush and braid her mane up tomorrow morning before I leave for class.

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Grooming tip for manes & tails. Put a healthy dollop of Cowboy Magic or Vetrolin Leave In Conditioner in, let it soak in for about 10 mins. Then work the majority of the tangles out with your fingers (I do this even for Pasture Dreds) and then braid it up and redo every week or 2. I never touch manes & tails with combs and brushes, unless it's just so bad that I have to (sssshhhhh don't tell) cut a little bit of the knot to get it to let loose. Then at that point, I've pretty well ruined the mane or tail so I let the comb and brush do the rest.

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post #26 of 53 Old 03-06-2012, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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Awesome thanks! Ill pick up some cowboy magic, I usually just use my hands also or Ill run a softer body brush over it to the the dirt off
Should the braids be 'neutral', tight or more on the loose side?

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Don't overdo the Cowboy Magic or it will be difficult to get the braids in. I braid fairly loose at the top (root) and then tighten up once I get past where there will be pressure on the root. In spring & summer when it's warm I like to bath them and hot oil condition manes and tails at least once/month. Then I let the mane & tail dry thoroughly and put them back up again. Never braid wet, it will cause the hair to break off and fall out. Not sure why, but if you ever do it you'll cry. BTDT didn't like it.
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post #28 of 53 Old 03-06-2012, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Alrighty thanks for all the advice! I feel like a just joined a pretty cool club!
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LOL, compared to the TB's and QH's where shorter seems to be better in the mane area, they're a PIA, but they look so COOL when they have realllllly long flowy manes, it's worth it!

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Yay! Glad she got a good home! I saw her when she popped up on ABN. You're going to have so much fun with her. You're also going to pull your hair out and wonder why you brought this upon yourself! Lol. Arabs aren't for everyone. They learn super fast-not only good things, but bad as well.

Good luck! Keep us updated!

Also, yeah, it may be a bit of a pain, but if you spend the little bit of time it takes to care for the mane and keep it nice, it is totally worth it. I have been pampering my gelding's mane and tail since he was born. He was coming two in this photo, but I think his mane is coming along nicely.
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