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    07-11-2011, 01:06 PM
  #1
Yearling
Her mane is driving me mad...

Okay, so my new girl has a pretty funky mane. It has been hogged/roached in the past, and is now a couple of inches long & sticks up vertically.. well, the bottom half of it does.. as it gets closer to her head it kind of hangs down.. slightly lol what on earth can I do with it?! I had considered dying it a bright colour and calling her my punk pony. ;) im joking of course, I wouldnt do that. But seriously..any ideas? Lol
     
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    07-11-2011, 01:08 PM
  #2
Weanling
Do you want it to grow back out?
     
    07-11-2011, 01:10 PM
  #3
Yearling
Yess >.< id never hog it again, she has a slight ewe neck / knife neck so I kinda like that fact that it makes her neck look thicker, but it just drives me insane because it looks so scruffy just sticking up like that lol
     
    07-11-2011, 01:13 PM
  #4
Weanling
My mares mane did the exact same thing ! What I would do is either put a sleazy on it for a few days, or braid it, in a long, down the neck running braid, it might be a little difficult considering the length. The last thing I can think of it to buy some MTG, I love it for mane growth ! Use it religiously and her mane will be back to normal in a few weeks :)
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    07-11-2011, 01:19 PM
  #5
Showing
Dampen it with a sponge, and braid it with about 8-12 braids, pulling down with every crossover. Rebraid every few days. It's a pain, but it does flatten the mane! If the braids flip up, you can put a sleazy on her.
     
    07-11-2011, 01:21 PM
  #6
Yearling
Thank youu! >.< i'll try braiding it to help flatten it down. And i'll definitely look into MTG, I want her mane to be thick to help with the whole ewe neck thing just so she looks less like a giraffe lol
     
    07-11-2011, 01:24 PM
  #7
Weanling
MTG will definitely help thicken her mane too, its like the promised land :)
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    07-11-2011, 01:28 PM
  #8
Foal
Using a lyrca hood can also help train a mane to lay down Worked wonders for a cab at our yard, her mane was the same as your mares (who is just BEAUTIFUL by the way!), sticking up at the top & falling down towards the bottom. As time goes on the mane will grow longer & it will fall down much easier :)
     
    07-11-2011, 01:47 PM
  #9
Yearling
Okay. Looks like im going to have to go on a spending spree haha. Thank you HorseyyGal, I do think she's beautiful too (: but im biased obviously. Would you believe she's 20 years old? :P
     
    07-11-2011, 01:58 PM
  #10
Foal
You can get hoods cheap enough online if your tech-savvy :P Ah get away! She looks brilliant
     

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