Rocket's mane kinda parts down the middle of his neck with one half flopping on one side and one half flopping on the other. It really annoys me and I am constantly pushing it all to one side, even while riding.
Any good ways to make it all go to one side? Should I just braid it to one side and hope that trains it?
Making sure that it is pulled properly and then braid it over. If you are picking a side its best to braid it to the right side. If the mane is too thick or not pulled properly it will stick up. You can try the slinky' s and mane tamers but brushing it over to the desired side daily as well as braiding it over while its wet will help a lot!
My gelding has this annoying couple inches at the bottom that go to the left side. It too long to shave it off so I've done a running braid loosely and left that in under his fly rug so other horses can't chew it off. It's been in for a couple weeks and it's starting to work.
I had a horse with a very stubborn mane. I left it braided for days and it would be flopped over within an hour. The way that seemed to work best was to use hair get (Dippity Doo) not sure if they still make it... now they have Quickbraid and that is pretty good stuff. I get the product all in the mane and then braid it over. For a little extra and to help keep the braids, I use another rubber band and band 3 braids together. It seems to help overall. It just depends on the mane... some people can just brush the mane over with a wet brush and train it that way... alas I never been so lucky.