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    08-27-2007, 01:18 PM
A mane question

Ok, some of you have seen Rainbow so maybe you can help. For those that haven't seen him, I'll add a couple here.

The thing is, half of his mane lays on one side and half lays on the other. I think it is pretty but no one else has a horse that I have seen do this. Does anyone know how I can make it all go to one side? It was this way when I got him. I hate to cut it and it still grow in this way. No to mention I hate to cut it at all. Any ideas anyone?

Smiles, Nikki

Anyone know how to get the knots out of his tail up top?

In this one you can see where it splits, right down the middle.
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    08-27-2007, 03:20 PM
There's a something called a mane tamer that you can use...basically a turtleneck-looking thingy you leave on them. As you've found, there's no permanent way to fix it. Not uncommon in horses either.
    08-27-2007, 04:35 PM
My horses did this just at the top of his neck so I kept little braids in it till it was trained to stay on one side it worked for me but it takes a while
    08-27-2007, 05:36 PM
Thanks everyone. I'll see what happens with the braids.
    08-28-2007, 08:32 PM
For the mane do what Tammy said because it works alot. And for the tail I use something called Cowboy Magic detangler and you spray it on the tail let it sit for 5 min and then you can brush right through the tail with no problem.
    09-01-2007, 02:26 AM
I've use cowboy magic to and love it. It also comes in a spray for the rest of their body and makes their mane and tail so silky.
    09-02-2007, 12:08 AM
My horses mane does that.
    09-02-2007, 01:07 AM
My horses mane does that, but it doesn't worry me. When I brush him though, I just brush his mane to the side that the rest of it is on. On his tail I use a detangler called No knots. Except you can brush straight through without a problem. It also makes his coat super shiney and smooth...a bit of a problem when you decide to go riding bareback
    09-02-2007, 06:07 AM
A few of my ponies manes did that so it definitely isnt uncommon!

Another pony's mane used to stick almost straight up (like a zebra!)

I used a skinny hood on all these ponies and it worked really well.

Ziggy (with the zebra mane) used to have dry and rough hair and then I tried the skinny hood. It worked really well and now he has soft, more white (apart from in winter) and longer mane.

You should definitely try a skinny hood!

Post some picks after you use all the different methods (like before and after pics!)
    09-26-2007, 05:52 AM
Yes crazy katie has a point! I have show hacks and led ins. To insure there mane stays on one side. Under there summer rug, I have a skinny hood body suit with tail attachment. I have never had to worry about it sense. Also, if you plait up before a show, chuck a skinny hood on, and it keeps the plaits in place. Have a go!!

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