How to fix a messed up mane?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

How to fix a messed up mane?

This is a discussion on How to fix a messed up mane? within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • How to fix a mane
  • How to repair a horses mane

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-01-2008, 09:46 PM
  #1
Foal
How to fix a messed up mane?

Hey everyone! I have a problem. I recently bought a new horse, however, his mane is two different lengths. According to the old owner, he rubbed his mane raw right in the middle....it's growing back, but that middle section is consequently 3 or 4 inches short than the rest of his mane. It looks......special .

Any advice? Thanks in advance!!
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    05-01-2008, 10:11 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Pull it or roach it.
     
    05-01-2008, 10:39 PM
  #3
Trained
Easy -- cut the rest to match! If you don't want it to look like the proverbial "pot over the head" haircut, cut it 1 to 2 inches longer than you want the finished length and then take small sections and cut up into the mane to get a softer edge.
     
    05-02-2008, 04:47 AM
  #4
Yearling
I would pull it to the shorter lengh :) then it will grow out looking nice, rather than special
     
    05-02-2008, 09:09 AM
  #5
Foal
Thanks for the advice! One problem: I've never pulled a mane before! How do you pull it so the hair gets shorter?
     
    05-02-2008, 10:22 AM
  #6
Super Moderator
It would be easier if someone could physically show you. Go get a pair of razor scissors, or a razor knife, they are like 3 bucks. Use that to cut the mane, because you don't want it to be a perfect straight line, it'll look silly.
     
    05-02-2008, 11:18 AM
  #7
Showing
Pull it!
     
    05-02-2008, 02:57 PM
  #8
Yearling
Have a look on youtube or video jug for an instruction video ;) that would be the best way to lean
     
    05-02-2008, 03:34 PM
  #9
Foal
I would just cut it all the same length, then start taking care of it regularly so it grows well. =]
What I do, is put mayonnaise in my horses mane and braid it all up so that it doesn't break off or get pulled out or anything like that.
Also MTG is great for growing faster!
     
    05-02-2008, 04:02 PM
  #10
Super Moderator
Quote:
Originally Posted by notorious_
i would just cut it all the same length, then start taking care of it regularly so it grows well. =]
What I do, is put mayonnaise in my horses mane and braid it all up so that it doesn't break off or get pulled out or anything like that.
Also MTG is great for growing faster!
Does the Mayo stink?
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0