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    06-05-2008, 04:21 PM
  #1
Started
How can I get the mane to lie flat?

I don't really want to band it because then it makes a crease near the top. Any suggestions? (I probably need to pull it to even it out a bit) ....

Here's a pic of what it looks like now. As you can see, the wind blows it everywhere, but somedays it lays flatter than others:

     
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    06-05-2008, 04:28 PM
  #2
Super Moderator
It looks thick... keep thinning... (coming from me who's horses have teh worlds thickest manes...)
     
    06-05-2008, 04:32 PM
  #3
Trained
My mare's mane is worse than Jubilee's. Vega's doesn't even lay down!

I bought a hoodie for her (can't think of the other name)
http://www.sleezybarbhorsewear.com/horsehoodspg2.htm

I've used it on my mare and it helps, but it pops up a few months later, but currently it's standing straight up
     
    06-05-2008, 04:49 PM
  #4
Started
It's actually not THAT thick. She's a tb, so she has a pretty fine hairs.
     
    06-05-2008, 04:50 PM
  #5
Trained
Just keep turning her around so the wind blows it all over the same way........... j/k I couldn't resist... The mental pic is too funny for me........
     
    06-05-2008, 05:17 PM
  #6
Showing
It for sure needs a good pulling. You should make simple braids to the right and leave them in for a week. That will train the main to sit to one side and should hopefully let it sit down for a while. That's a regular issue you'll get with a pulled main because there is no weight to keep it down.

Good Luck
     
    06-05-2008, 05:17 PM
  #7
Showing
It for sure needs a good pulling. You should make simple braids to the right and leave them in for a week. That will train the main to sit to one side and should hopefully let it sit down for a while. That's a regular issue you'll get with a pulled main because there is no weight to keep it down.

Good Luck
     
    06-05-2008, 08:07 PM
  #8
Yearling
Braiding it to the right side is the best way I've found to get a crazy mane to lie down. But the idea of the sleazy is good too plus it probably take much less time.
     
    06-05-2008, 10:00 PM
  #9
Green Broke
My friends has a appy and she has the typical foundation app mane short and does not lay down at all all she does is braids with it and its starting to lay down a bit she just has to keep it like that :)
     

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