Is it pretty thick? If you're not a fan of roaching (i always think it looks weird) You could just pull the longest pieces. (and repeat after that grows out a bit) It will thin it out (which will help it to lay flat) and make it more even. Plus cutting always gives it that weird blunt thick edge that doesn't look so great. Pulling makes it look more natural! Also to make it lay flat on one said I wet my horse's mane, comb some styling gel through it. And braid it down (pulling down as you go). Leave it in for a couple of days then comb it out again. It might take a couple of braids to really "train it".