I was looking at Divo's mane, which is wonderfully long and pretty...for all of a few inches. Then it gets short and rather icky looking. This is caused from time spent in a stall, bored out of his skull, so he chewed his hair instead.
Now...he's happily roaming about 3 acres all by himself and gets played with on a pretty much daily basis. No more boredom! But...still a icky looking mane.
I really want to show him next year, but I can't with his two-length mane! I fret over braids, he might end up chewing on them out of habit. Or get sun/wind damaged in general. I then remember Toadstool sold ManeBags for keeping manes protected so that they can grow. Divo has weirdly fast growing hair, which is really lovely.
But at $50 for a set of 8, I'd rather take the time out and make them myself, thank you
So...anyone ever used/touched/felt a mane bag before? I'm seriously considering making a few sets, since I have a working sewing machine. I'm thinking about using them on Loki to maybe coax a little more growth out of his mane. After Red and Baby are off to their new homes, he'll be alone in his pasture. My new guy is getting a personal pasture and Divo's keeping his. Loki's notorious for ripping manes out >_>
It's so pitiful looking
It's a wee bit longer normally when it's not as wavy and slightly tucked up. I was trying a leather halter out on him to see if it fit well or not :)
After I braided and tied up his mane: