Any ideas on how to train this mane to go on one side??

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Any ideas on how to train this mane to go on one side??

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    05-04-2011, 05:27 AM
Thumbs down Any ideas on how to train this mane to go on one side??

Not sure if the image has come up..
But his mane just grows up almost and as its quite shorts in places its hard to plait.. any ideas? X
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    05-04-2011, 07:24 AM
You could try a lycra sleezy hood, though some will rub with one on. I feel you, my oldest stud's mane goes 2 directions and will always, he was in a stud fight as a youngster and the other stud bit clean through the crest on his neck so his mane is permanently seperated. When I was showing him a lot I banded him but it took a lot of good gel & hairspray!
Another thought, since he is an Appy (with a very cute butt btw) you could roach it.
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    05-04-2011, 08:00 AM
Good luck! I tried literally EVERYTHING with my qh, as long as braids or hood is gone hair are all in different directions in day.
    05-04-2011, 08:11 AM
The owner of the stallion I had my mare bred to several years ago used the "lycra sleezy hoods" on her colts and fillys to help their manes lay down flat. Those proved to be excessively heat conductive since the fabric does not breathe. There are "mane tamers" available from several sources. For the most part they are a closely woven mesh with several different methods of closures from velcro to ties to elastic.

MTA: Just saw Kitten_Val's post. I had another thought on maybe helping a mane to lay down if hoods, braiding doesn't help make a mane lay flat. On the sides of the neck your horse's mane does not lay flat use a thinning comb on the underside of the mane that sticks up. Removing that underside mane hair will lighten the load of the topside of the "cow lick". Just a thought.
    05-04-2011, 10:37 AM
CD, wouldn't thinning the under in fact make it more "puffy"? I just pulled couple weeks back from under and now it's all up. Have to get some pics, but it looks very funny...
    05-04-2011, 12:23 PM
I say let it lay as it wants to lay :)
    05-04-2011, 03:54 PM
You can either braid the mane or put ruber bands on the very top part of the mane, this will weigh the mane down.
Does this horse have a thick mane?
If so you can always have a double mane, for some horses double manes look better than one sided manes.
    05-04-2011, 08:01 PM
I braid Lenox's so it stays on one side, but with Molly (she had a double mane), I pulled it all on one side and routinely brush it down on the right side. It seems to work.
    05-05-2011, 04:06 AM
Nah his mane isn't very thick, so I wouldn't pull it.. he'd have non left, haha :P also I have no experience with pulling manes I don't want to make a mess, I conditioned it yesterday.. I think its just long enough now to braid/plait.. might try that.. just need to get some rubber bands.. hopefully if I keep doing it it will stay x
    05-05-2011, 07:49 AM
Kitten_Val, I hadn't thought about the mane going puffy when there is regrowth. Hhhmmm, back to the drawing board....

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