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post #1 of 12 Old 02-20-2012, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Icky Choppy Mane HELP!

So... Cody has a little problem... He has an ucky mane. He's a pretty horse, I just wish I knew how to get him to have a pretty long mane, but for the mean time... what do I do? Should I roach it? We have our first show in April, and Id like him to look decent....
Yes, first pic is from the summer, and sadly it looks better than currently. I don't have a current pic of his mane... but its horrific.



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post #2 of 12 Old 02-20-2012, 11:36 PM
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Sorry to say, yes it has to be evened out to the shortest point. He rubbed it, didn't he?
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Are you showing him in halter or riding? If you are riding, his rubbed out patches aren't too big and I bet you could do a decent running braid that would look pretty good. Several of ours rubbed out their manes this last year and I'm so glad they finally great out about 4 inches so we could trim the rest to match! Your Cody is gorgeous, BTW. I have a Cody too!

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Not sure... Either rubbing or he's got a munchy buddy.... :/

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And its a riding show. :) Cody's a cute name. :P

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post #6 of 12 Old 02-20-2012, 11:40 PM
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I think I'd roach it... then try my darndest to have it grow out nicely again from scratch. Of course, you can never have complete control of what your horse or his buddies do with his mane.
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post #7 of 12 Old 02-20-2012, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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mmm. :( lol. Perhaps he should be a barn horse. Lol. JK. I think he would die in a stall. He gets jumpy and HATES stalls. I herd I can spray hairspray on his mane to keep others from chewing... is that true??

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post #8 of 12 Old 02-20-2012, 11:45 PM
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Never heard of that, but try it & see if it works & report back.
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post #9 of 12 Old 02-20-2012, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Will do. :)

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post #10 of 12 Old 02-21-2012, 03:30 AM
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I would also roach it. I'd personally be a little bit wary of using the hair spray because it may leave the hairs more brittle.

Original M-T-G - Horse.com Whether or not you roach it I highly suggest this stuff! It's really greasy and smells like bacon which is kind of gross, but it really does help the mane and tail to grow and also has several other uses like help with rain rot and dry skin. You only have to use it once a week and just put a little on the roots of his mane and it'd grow 4-6 inches every month. I bought a mare bred for pleasure so they'd cut her mane super short, but I wanted to grow it out and show her in reining and this stuff has done wonders for her mane.

Cody is a very pretty boy. :)
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