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    07-25-2012, 01:17 AM
Keeping mane down

My horse's mane sticks up and I can't get it to lie down flat against his neck. It's pulled to about 5 inches. It used to lay down better but now it won't. It doesn't stick straight up, but goes up from the crest then folds over. How can I get it to stay down?
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    07-25-2012, 01:44 AM
Training braids. Braiding it and leaving in all week. Take it down at the ends of the week and then rebraid. Do this for a couple weeks should help the mane lie flat.
    07-25-2012, 01:44 AM
You could try using braids to train it to fall properly to one side. Or putting a hood sleazy on him with or without braiding first.
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    07-25-2012, 01:51 AM
I've banded a mane to keep it on one side because the owner is a young boy and thought braids were girly. It worked well. Or you could use a mane tamer like this.

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    07-25-2012, 06:56 AM
Braid it and dampen the top with water so it lies flat. You could try hair gel too I suppose... but waters cheeper and non gloopy haha

Leave the braids in and redo them every couple of days so they don't pull themselves wonky and irritate your horse, and flyspray up so the bugs don't take advantage!
    07-27-2012, 12:43 PM
Have you ever considered just roaching your horse's mane? I was against it for the longest time, but my mom recently did it to her horse's mane, and it looks great -- especially because the horse had a particularly nice neckline.

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