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    03-31-2012, 12:35 AM
  #1
Weanling
This part of the Mane usually stays opposite....

Ever since I have been working on his mane and combing to one side, for the most part this one part always goes back to the other side eventually. Sometimes it stays whole for days then goes back over I guess when he shakes. Should I maybe try the whole thing to that one side?
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    03-31-2012, 01:18 AM
  #2
Yearling
If you are in the hunter/jumper (or really just English in general) show world, you need to tame the whole mane to the right. I don't know anything about western :p

The easiest way to tame is to braid. Braid the mane to the right side and leave them till your horse starts to itch/rub them. Only braid the part that wont stay :)
     
    03-31-2012, 01:33 AM
  #3
Showing
When you braid, braid while pulling down to that side. It helps the hair grow that way. If you ever decide to pull his mane, pulling it downwards to the side you want will also make it grow back in to that side.
     
    03-31-2012, 10:43 AM
  #4
Weanling
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Originally Posted by equiniphile    
When you braid, braid while pulling down to that side. It helps the hair grow that way. If you ever decide to pull his mane, pulling it downwards to the side you want will also make it grow back in to that side.
not in the hunter/jumper, just western riding. When you say pull, you mean literally pull?

As a man, I've never braided. I guess I can just twist it right? Or go watch a youtube video?
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    03-31-2012, 11:00 AM
  #5
Trained
Since you ride western you don't need to pull his mane. I would braid it to teach to lay where you want it.

I ride western and I like it on the left. If your roping it doesn't get caught up in your rope.
     
    03-31-2012, 11:42 AM
  #6
Foal
I braided my horse's mane because I had that same problem. Left it over night then took it out after approx 24 hours, now I have a lovely looking mane that's all to one side.

If you aren't sure how to braid then youtube could probably help.

Beautiful horse you have, btw!
     
    03-31-2012, 02:42 PM
  #7
Yearling
My QH is that same way but the bottom half is on the other side so I tryed braiding it worked for a while then went back this summer his mane will be braided to stay on one side.
     
    03-31-2012, 08:54 PM
  #8
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by harmony624    
I braided my horse's mane because I had that same problem. Left it over night then took it out after approx 24 hours, now I have a lovely looking mane that's all to one side.

If you aren't sure how to braid then youtube could probably help.

Beautiful horse you have, btw!
thanks, and appreciate it.

Thanks to all that replied
     
    04-01-2012, 03:37 PM
  #9
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by harmony624    
I braided my horse's mane because I had that same problem. Left it over night then took it out after approx 24 hours, now I have a lovely looking mane that's all to one side.

If you aren't sure how to braid then youtube could probably help.

Beautiful horse you have, btw!
braided it this afternoon. Should I just leave in a few days? I just braided the part that would go to the other side
     
    04-05-2012, 05:23 AM
  #10
Foal
Don't leave your braids in for more than a week at a time. Sometimes I would take them out while I ride, and then re-braid afterward.

The top part of the mane is the most likely to fall to the "wrong side" as when they have their head down it's the most vertical and gravity pulls it to wherever it wants to fall. Braiding helps with that. I think it's more of a problem in horses with thick manes...there is just so much hair.

I agree with harmony...you do have a cute horse...but I am a sucker for colour!
     

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