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    07-16-2012, 12:12 AM
grooming questions!

How to get manes to stay on the same side? My moms horse, when I bought him they tried to roach his mane and was freaked about it so part of it is long and its on the other side.. and my QH mane has always been on the wrong side..

Clippers? I want to get them use to them so I can clip bridle paths and what ever else I need to clip.. I belive my paint has been around them last year 3 legs were done for scratchs, but the other two have not been near them..

Is there any way to get a mane and tail thicker? My paint has very fine mane and tail.
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    07-16-2012, 12:17 AM
Green Broke
Try putting a slinky on to get the mane on the same side....

And we always used MTG on charlies mane when he would rub it out.
    07-16-2012, 11:02 PM
Originally Posted by Roperchick    
try putting a slinky on to get the mane on the same side....
Woah, never heard of that before :)

As long as it's long enough, you could braid it on the side you want and leave it for a few weeks. It should make it stay, but be prepared you'll have a wavy mane.

Getting horses used to clippers- Turn it on, let them smell it. Leave it on for a while, so they can get used to the sound. Do their legs first. If they're okay with that, do their bridle path and then their face.

If their outside horses, don't put MTG in their mane. It will bleach it out. Plus, it smells like bacon.. Who wants their horses to smell like bacon?
I like vitamin E oil, and Cowboy Magics concentrated detangler and shine.
Those won't bleach their mane if you keep them outside.
    07-16-2012, 11:06 PM
They have VERY wavy manes and tails already so it wont change anything. Adn I hope soon my boys will be in durning some hot days so I might be able to do MTG. But I have no stalls right now..
    07-16-2012, 11:25 PM
Green Broke
Bacon is better than no mane...js. You could always go with mane and tail conditioner rubbed in. It helped my friends horse shodder to get a thicker mane. So if you rub some conditioner in, braid it and let it lay itll kill 2 birds with one stone. The conditioner will help the mane grow and itll keep the braid from splitting his hair too much...and help it to stay on one side.
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    07-16-2012, 11:28 PM
Well my QH and mustang doesnt need a thicker mane well maybe my QH but my mustang is 3 and a half with a mane that's SUPER long. My paint has thin mane and stays on the same side..

clippers, manes, tails

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