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        02-13-2009, 01:15 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    Manes!

    I know there HAS to be some magical way to solve this:
    My TB has the wacky mane. Going over both sides of his neck. I pull it but it just doesnt fall the way I want it to!
    Anyone know any tricks or anything they do to let the mane fall on the (right) side of the horse???
         
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        02-13-2009, 01:51 PM
      #2
    Foal
    Not sure if they are like human hair but on humans if you just keep fixing your hair to one side eventually you'll "train" it to fall to that side on its own. So if its like that just keep putting it to the right side?
         
        02-13-2009, 02:01 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by WildHeartsCantBeBroken    
    Not sure if they are like human hair but on humans if you just keep fixing your hair to one side eventually you'll "train" it to fall to that side on its own. So if its like that just keep putting it to the right side?
    Thats what i've been told. I work on it everyday. Its not as bad as before, but its sticking up, not as much laying on the opposite side anymore, but some of its sticking up and the other half is laying down on the right side. Mainly the middle is sticking up
         
        02-13-2009, 02:11 PM
      #4
    Foal
    Hmm well the only thing I can think of to solve that would be grow it out but I'm not sure if you like to keep the mane short? How long have you been working on putting it to one side?
         
        02-13-2009, 02:18 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    I've been working on it since the middle of winter, just to get ready for show season, which the first show starts in a couple weeks. I don't like long manes. Enough to do a simple braid. About three- four inches long. Its hard to keep it that short and not have it stick up but its possible for some horses.
         
        02-13-2009, 04:20 PM
      #6
    Trained
    You could braid it all on the side you want, or if the mane isn't long enough for braids, you can band it. Maybe throw a sleezy on too.
         
        02-13-2009, 05:02 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    I agree with braiding it to the side you want and leaving it in for a while. It will train the mane to go on the side you want.
         
        02-13-2009, 05:07 PM
      #8
    Green Broke
    I have this problem to with the mare I am testing. If you braid it, how long should/could you leave it in? Also, I have heard not to braid it tight, or it could break the hair, so, braid it loosely?
         
        02-13-2009, 05:34 PM
      #9
    Green Broke
    Braid it, but don't "knot" it up like you would for a show. You can leave it in for awhile I think, you can do it slightly tight, just not overly tight. Someone correct me if im wrong
         
        02-13-2009, 06:11 PM
      #10
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Moxie    
    Also, I have heard not to braid it tight, or it could break the hair, so, braid it loosely?
    That will happen with any hair if you do it too tight or always have them braided.
         

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