continuously braid it to the side you want it on and leave it that way. It takes a long time but you can train the mane to lay one way or another. I leave the braids in as long as I can which is generally 1-2 weeks before I have to redo them. Just make sure there is nothing he can catch them on/in or you may end up with no mane at all.
If you do not mind him having no mane you can keep it roached off and then you do not ever have to worry about brushing or braiding it.
MTG works good for dry flaky skin, but also makes the hair grow. I have used healthy haircare moisturizer with great luck also right along the base of the mane for dandruff.
As for the pictures with their head/neck shaved in winter. Most of this is because the horse sweats and people will shave where the horse does all of it's sweating to reduce the drying time and discomfort to the horse of having wet sweaty hair in the winter. If it is a miniature horse with their head/neck shaved in the winter there is a good chance that it probably just came from an auction or the owner was selling it. Miniature horse people will shave a head and neck to show it off for a horse that they are trying to sell because they are furry little monsters in the winter and you can never tell what their face looks like
You know how to make a miniature horse even smaller? Leave them in the dryer a little longer!
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Last edited by minihorse927; 01-13-2009 at 04:41 PM.