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post #1 of 9 Old 02-27-2012, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Mane troubles

Last October I bought a new horse, Ned, and I have spent the last couple of months training and getting used to him and with the show season coming up for me, I have been checking and getting everything I need. Well the shows I go to require that you have the horses mane pulled at the length of your 4 fingers and that it be on the right side. The thing is, Ned has an incredibly thick mane and it lies to the left... So what I want to know is, how do I get it to lay on the right side of his neck and not flip back over when he moves? Thanks!

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post #2 of 9 Old 03-01-2012, 01:13 PM
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If i were you i would purchase a cheap sleazie. Maybe braid the mane to get it all to the side of your choice. Put the sleazie on every-time after you are done riding and i normally just leave mine on even over night (which people say don't do) but my horse is white and i am trying to grow his mane out (all his buddies keep chewing it off so therefore.... SLEAZIE)
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post #3 of 9 Old 03-01-2012, 01:24 PM
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braiding wet should all so help some people her use hair spray to help keep it in place I ride a draft and do not braid

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post #4 of 9 Old 03-01-2012, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Oh I never thought about using a sleazie! Why do people say you shouldnt keep them on at night?

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post #5 of 9 Old 03-01-2012, 05:15 PM
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i would cut it to about 6inches and pull it until it is thin enough. keep the mane on the left side to cut it, then flip it over to the right side to pull. after its thin enough, braid it to the right side. this will 'train' it over to lay on the right.

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post #6 of 9 Old 03-02-2012, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Oh okay! Thanks everyone!

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post #7 of 9 Old 03-02-2012, 11:05 PM
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I always pull it to the side I want and braid it. It may not last that long, but I don't like to put hair spray on my horse too sticky.
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post #8 of 9 Old 03-04-2012, 08:49 PM
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I would take a sleazy and band or braid it to the other side and I would do it while it is wet so it drys to the right side. also I would maybe put some hair gel or cowboy magic detangler in to help it stick to the right side. hope this helps :)
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post #9 of 9 Old 03-05-2012, 11:31 PM
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I'm happy I stumbled on this thread because I now need to start training my yearling's mane to the right side! I would either band/braid it that is a time consuming way to go, it's fast but it is cheap if you do it yourself! You could also buy a mane tamer/ neck wrap. That takes several weeks but it doesn' take HOURS to braid.
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