Need suggestions on what I should do with her mane! (pics)

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

Need suggestions on what I should do with her mane! (pics)

This is a discussion on Need suggestions on what I should do with her mane! (pics) within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-04-2008, 12:10 PM
Need suggestions on what I should do with her mane! (pics)

*points to title*

Her mane is a complete mess! Some parts are short,
some parts stands up, and some parts are long!!
It also doesn't want to lay down at all. Should I
Cut it all one even length?

I need some suggestions, I am lost!

Sponsored Links
    07-04-2008, 01:12 PM
I'd probably roach it and start over. Start treating it with mtg.
    07-04-2008, 01:17 PM
Ya I would say cut it all to the same length. That way it can grow out faster and nicer lol
    07-04-2008, 01:27 PM
Lol, I was just about to suggest roaching as well. Although sometimes with Appys they tend to have kind of scraggly manes ...
    07-04-2008, 01:30 PM
True. I've always had Appy's with short little mane's. Blu is the first with a nice grown one. :roll:
    07-04-2008, 02:33 PM
I agree, roaching is a good idea. Some use of MTG wouldn't hurt, either. :)
    07-04-2008, 03:05 PM
What is roaching? And what is MTG?

I feel stupid.....
    07-04-2008, 03:10 PM
Roaching is shaving the mane all the way to the crest or a little above.

MTG is a product that will help the growth of manes and tails and helps with damaged ones.

I agree with the roaching but a little concerned since he's an Appy.
    07-04-2008, 04:15 PM
Green Broke
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".
    07-04-2008, 04:48 PM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Roached manes! I kinda wish my guys has crappy manes so I would have a good reason to do it!

I say go for it! Roach that baby! 8)

ETA- we always left the forelock.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0