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post #1 of 8 Old 07-24-2011, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Mane drives me CRAZY!

Love's mane will not lay down. I have been using MTG for about 2-3 months and it is growing, but it will not lay down. I hate the way it looks. Will it eventually just get heavy enough and fall over? I've tried braiding/banding, but she will roll and pull them all out within 5 minutes after finishing. It's way too hot here now to try a sleazy hood and I'm not a fan of leaving such things to get snagged on. Her wrap on her right hind is bc she went through the fence!
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-24-2011, 11:47 PM
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It should eventually weight out and fall flat..

If it doesn't, I would buy a lightweight summer slicker for her to flatten it. Wet her mane, then put the slicker on overnight when it's not so hot.

I have the UltraFlex mesh slicker hood, and it does fine in out 100+ degree summers. My gelding never sweats under it or anything. He's rough on things, and it's yet to get a rip in it.

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post #3 of 8 Old 07-25-2011, 12:07 AM
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it's way too short to lie flat! Wait until it grows more, it'll flatten out with length. We have a horse on the ranch who got roached a while ago and her mane looks just like this. Eventually it'll be long enough, just be patient for now ;).... you might count your blessings and be happy that she has a full mane... my mare just rubbed out half of her LONG mane, and it looks horrible,lol. Nothing i can do! Your horse looks nice, i wouldn't worry about it for now =)
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-25-2011, 09:26 AM
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You could put a hoodie on for just an hour (get the mane wet first) and it will be flat. It doesnt take long
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post #5 of 8 Old 07-25-2011, 08:55 PM
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I actually think she looks cute! Like a foal's mane. Don't worry, it will eventually fall flat when it grows out ;)
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post #6 of 8 Old 07-26-2011, 07:06 AM
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We have a gelding where I work who's mane is longer than that, and has never laid flat!!! No matter what his owner does, it just sticks up like he's been electrocuted :P
Saying that, his mane is quite a bit thicker, so maybe yours will flatten down as it's a bit thinner?
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-26-2011, 12:36 PM
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I used quick braid (like hair spray for horses) completely douse the mane with it ans comb it down and forward. worked on my old gelding that had a shortie mane too.
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-27-2011, 05:05 PM
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When it gets longer it will hang, dont worry. And then it will be all over the place haha some on one side and some on the other. Then you be be aggravated all over again.
She is a beauty by the way!

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