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post #1 of 9 Old 11-05-2008, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
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getting a mane to lay on one side

Any suggestions on getting a mane to stay on one side My ottb mane is half on each side, it is very thin, so what could I do to get it all on one side because I would like to show him this spring and am working on some issues with him but would like for him to look uniform in the ring anyone?
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post #2 of 9 Old 11-05-2008, 09:54 AM
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Training braids, that's what I did on my guy and it worked really well. I usually start about a month before he is going to be braided (I don't do it if he isn't going to be). Braid the whole thing and keep them in for 3 or 4 days. Then take them out and brush the mane (wash it if possible) and then repeat the process. The braids don't need to be perfect, but you want them to hold.
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post #3 of 9 Old 11-05-2008, 11:07 AM
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mane tamer will work too

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post #4 of 9 Old 11-05-2008, 01:11 PM
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We braid in bailer twine to keep the weight on it. Leave it in for about a week than take it out and repeat if necessary

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post #5 of 9 Old 11-05-2008, 01:59 PM
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I just braid ALL the mane to the side you want it on and keep it there for like 2 weeks, it lasts about a year...

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post #6 of 9 Old 11-05-2008, 03:41 PM
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Braids work wonders; try 'em!

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post #7 of 9 Old 11-05-2008, 05:56 PM
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i have always used skinny hoods when we bring the weanlings in and start preparing them for the show season. Braid and skinny hood to start with for a few days and then i remove the braids and just leave the skinny hood on as braids do cause alot of dandruff and old hair build up which cannot fall out freely which can make it very itchy then they rub it and then you end up with heaps of little short hairs that stick up everywhere and are really hard to make stay down when braiding.
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post #8 of 9 Old 11-05-2008, 06:32 PM
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These are great Ideas! I need to do this with my Standardbred. His mane is very thick and all over the place. I pulled it sum...(not very well) but then i also Used some thinnning siscors and its a bit thinner now and more even. I think i'll braid the mane this weekend and leave it in for about a week. His mane is crazy

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post #9 of 9 Old 11-05-2008, 11:28 PM
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I don't know how much time youwant to do this in, but My horse had the same problem AND ALL I have done is comb it to the side I want it on and after 2 years now it actually stays!!! I was surprised! Because I was told there is not much that will work 100% but I seem to have trained it just by brushing it there! JMO

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