Others :: Mane banding slideshow by saravan - Photobucket
All the bands have to be of equal size, and they can't be too big. The bigger they are, the more they stick up. When you start your band, make sure you are holding the mane section down against the horse's neck, and keep in against the neck even as you wrap the band around the mane hair. The band should end up at the base of the mane on the side of the neck that the mane lays. If the band is too much in the middle of the mane (top of the neck), the hair will stick up. Keep the band about a quarter inch from the base of the neck while you are wrapping it around the mane section. Then tighten it up by separating the hairs - but again make sure that you hold the section against the horse's neck as you do this.