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    02-07-2014, 12:05 PM
  #11
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Two of my horses names do this, not that bad, though... I love it and think it's cute. Nothing ever worked when trying to make it go on one side, though... I even shaved the manes completely off and tried to tame it right as it grew back... didn't work.
     
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    02-07-2014, 01:30 PM
  #12
Foal
Thank you everyone! :)
     
    02-09-2014, 01:05 PM
  #13
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Inga    
When I have had horses with rebellious manes I would band them to train the hair over. Like this
http://doublestitched.net/images/m-t9.jpg

Pulling the underside of the banded hair slightly tighter then the top to not pull the hair out and to keep it from moving to the other side. I did this for weeks and it always worked. Also taking a damp brush daily to smooth the top hairs to the correct side.
yup, when I first got my mare she had been basically "wild" in a field, so her mane was pretty wild as well I pulled it, washed it, banded it, then repeat as necessary. It generally stays on the right now, occasionally looking like a mohawk. When I have her blanketed in winter with her full neck it does tend to flip a bit at the withers and closest to her bridle path but that's always a quick fix comes spring.
     
    02-09-2014, 01:41 PM
  #14
Green Broke
You can braid it to one side. Did that to a spot on my mares mane and fixed it
     
    02-09-2014, 01:50 PM
  #15
Trained
The only way to make it stay is braiding. Wet helps but it won't make it stay since it doesn't last, you need to train the hair to want to go to that side, so long term. Wet it braid it tightly (obviously not too tightly) then I like to braid a little loose after the initial bit and do a regular braid down to the end. Redo daily/ every other day. Leave it for awhile then try leaving it out. If her mane is pulled and its no biggy let it grow out, the weight will help hold it down. It will be much harder short. Redo as needed.
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    02-13-2014, 04:41 PM
  #16
Weanling
Just giving you my sympathies



I decided to leave it that way….
     
    02-13-2014, 07:17 PM
  #17
Trained
Not sure if there is any truth to it, but apparently a horse that's mane does this is out some where and would benefit from an adjustment.

I will say that, when I work on horses ( I am an equine massage therapist) with sever lameness problems or back issue their mane is NEVER tame.
     
    02-13-2014, 07:31 PM
  #18
Trained
You can do much with a mane and tail. What I find interesting is that this animal who is SO sensitive every where else, does mind you combing the mane and tail and ripping parts out. =b
     
    02-13-2014, 07:32 PM
  #19
Trained
My gelding's mane falls to the right near his ears, to the left near his withers and stands up like a mohawk in the middle!

I would be happy if it just grew out and he had a proper mane going any direction.
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