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post #21 of 33 Old 01-18-2012, 10:08 PM
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This is what I mean by soft brush, very delicate bristles that won't do crap against dirt, but I use it to polish Indie after summer time baths when we wanna look fancy.

And then just a good ol nylon stiff bristle brush (not one the ones that could scrape your skin off.) that is usually used for the body brushing, it does good at getting out loose hairs without pulling out the healthy ones.

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This is what I mean by soft brush, very delicate bristles that won't do crap against dirt, but I use it to polish Indie after summer time baths when we wanna look fancy.

And then just a good ol nylon stiff bristle brush (not one the ones that could scrape your skin off.) that is usually used for the body brushing, it does good at getting out loose hairs without pulling out the healthy ones.

I have one of the above ones that works pretty good for me in the summer. I guess I can also use that on the mane some too. If you can, post some pics of your horses hair
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That's Indie RIGHT after an hour of grooming, her hair was a little flat there because she hadn't quite finished drying. But It's very thick and has that beautiful shine that I love so much. It takes a lot of really washing deep into the roots as gentle as possible, I usually shampoo twice and then condition, leaving the conditioner in for ten minutes.



This is Indie after a few months of the same hair treatment once a week :) Again, she has the genetics for thick hair, but if you want to try the same regiment I'd be curious to see if you would have similar effects.
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That's Indie RIGHT after an hour of grooming, her hair was a little flat there because she hadn't quite finished drying. But It's very thick and has that beautiful shine that I love so much. It takes a lot of really washing deep into the roots as gentle as possible, I usually shampoo twice and then condition, leaving the conditioner in for ten minutes.



This is Indie after a few months of the same hair treatment once a week :) Again, she has the genetics for thick hair, but if you want to try the same regiment I'd be curious to see if you would have similar effects.
pretty horse. I'd say mines look almost like hers in those pics. I'm certainly going to work on his. I'm posting a pic of a horse I saw on here and I might wana cut mines maybe a little longer than that, but that's not a bad length IMO.
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Please post update pictures when you start the "Hair program" I'm very curious to see if this method will work with other horses besides mine. I'm not a fan on cutting manes, so I can't really give much input there. But if you don't like how it turns out after all the cleaning and careful grooming, maybe cutting it would look nicer to you :)
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Well trimming is always a good idea, keeps the hair from splitting and becoming frayed at the bottom

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Well trimming is always a good idea, keeps the hair from splitting and becoming frayed at the bottom
I'm curious... I don't like the flat look of a traditional trim... do you think it'd work if I were to cut downwards on the hair? In a way that would keep it looking natural instead of just cutting it across?

Sorry, don't mean to jack the thread, just curious.
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I find that flipping it over to the opposite side of the mane, cutting with scissors and then flipping back over looks much more natural. That or using a razor to do it. And sometimes it helps to cut at an angle on thicker manes.

I once gave an Arabian layers to give her mane more body using the flip over method... she looked awesome! I didn't get any pictures though.. :/

Oh, I trimmed his mane (the buckskin, not Sky lol)


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Hmm.... interesting. I might try that, since Indie and I got a month or two before we actually go back out on the trails (we're conditioning right now), so it'd be a little grown out before anyone saw what's sure to be... and interesting hair cut

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Haha you're welcome! It's really fun playing around with horse's manes and tails. Though my boy doesn't seem to mind if I put a few french braids on him :)

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