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post #1 of 9 Old 06-05-2008, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 9 Old 06-05-2008, 04:28 PM
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it looks thick... keep thinning... (coming from me who's horses have teh worlds thickest manes...)
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post #3 of 9 Old 06-05-2008, 04:32 PM
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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
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It's actually not THAT thick. She's a tb, so she has a pretty fine hairs.

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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........

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post #6 of 9 Old 06-05-2008, 05:17 PM
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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. Thats a regular issue you'll get with a pulled main because there is no weight to keep it down.

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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. Thats a regular issue you'll get with a pulled main because there is no weight to keep it down.

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post #8 of 9 Old 06-05-2008, 08:07 PM
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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.
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post #9 of 9 Old 06-05-2008, 10:00 PM
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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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