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        02-13-2009, 07:01 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by WildHeartsCantBeBroken    
    That will happen with any hair if you do it too tight or always have them braided.
    yea, that too!
         
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        02-13-2009, 09:33 PM
      #12
    Foal
    I wish you could just put hairspray on their manes!! Haha I know you can't, but that would probably solve your problem. I agree, with the others. Braid it and see what happens =]
         
        02-13-2009, 10:14 PM
      #13
    Showing
    I have been really fortunate because Cobalt's mane naturally falls on the right side. Never owned a horse so perfect that way. One thing you can do is braid your horse's mane to the right side. Leave the braids in for however long it takes for the mane to train to stay on that side. If your horse's mane doesnt stay on the side it should stay on naturally, it's going to be endless battle as the mane will continue to part on the side it wants to part on. You will have to repeat that fairly regularly :)
         
        02-14-2009, 04:06 AM
      #14
    Foal
    When half the mane lies on one side, it means the horse isn't working from behind.

    So, not only to get the horses mane to lay correctly, but for your horses well being, start working on your horse bringing its butt under itself when you ride.

    But, as a quick fix, dampen the mane on the side you want, every time you groom, and/or put a sleezy on, when the mane it damp.

    And when you wash your horse, make sure you comb the mane to the side you want, so it dries on that side

    Taffy's mane use to split halfway down his neck, so I started doing some hill work, so he brought his back end under, and today I went out to brush him, and his mane has trained itself to lie on the right hand side
         
        02-14-2009, 08:30 AM
      #15
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by mandaleacalico    
    When half the mane lies on one side, it means the horse isn't working from behind.

    So, not only to get the horses mane to lay correctly, but for your horses well being, start working on your horse bringing its butt under itself when you ride.

    But, as a quick fix, dampen the mane on the side you want, every time you groom, and/or put a sleezy on, when the mane it damp.

    And when you wash your horse, make sure you comb the mane to the side you want, so it dries on that side

    Taffy's mane use to split halfway down his neck, so I started doing some hill work, so he brought his back end under, and today I went out to brush him, and his mane has trained itself to lie on the right hand side
    Sorry, but how in the world would that have anything to do with the mane? Do you have a scintifice record of proven facts that prove this statment? I really don't belive that any of that connects in any way at all.
         
        02-14-2009, 11:20 AM
      #16
    Started
    Yeah... the whole mane-being-weird=bad-hind-end-work makes very little sense. Some of the time it's just because your horse has a really super thick mane (though that seems unlikely in the case of your TB). And what if all of the mane lies perfectly on the left side? What would that mean?

    This leads me to a question I've had; is it more desireable to have the horse's mane lie to the right? Why is that?
         
        02-14-2009, 02:35 PM
      #17
    Trained
    I wonder what the reasoning is for Vega's mane being straight up (when she was worked) and then when she wasn't in work, it started to fall over

    Horse hair can have cowlicks (that makes it do all the wacky things) just like in human hair.
    I know with my hair, if I part it down the middle some hairs will want to cross back over, and there's nothing I can do about it, except move the part over.

    I think the proper side of the horse is the right side. Not 100% sure.
         
        02-16-2009, 08:09 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    slinky
         
        02-16-2009, 08:54 PM
      #19
    Foal
    This is going to sound really stupid but,for my friends horse we actually used a hiar straightener on it everyday for about a month and it worked.lol.
         
        02-16-2009, 09:01 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kaykat31    
    This is going to sound really stupid but,for my friends horse we actually used a hiar straightener on it everyday for about a month and it worked.lol.
    HAHAHAHAHA! LOL! That is halarious!
         

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