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post #1 of 27 Old 11-05-2009, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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What would you do with her mane?

So when I got this girl I felt like a kid in a candy store. Look at that mane! I was so excited about braiding it and getting it beautiful....now I'm lost.
It's so light colored that if I put ANYTHING on it it collects dirt. I can't leave it out because it gets dread locks and takes hours to get out.
Today its beautiful out and I want to take advantage of that and wash it out and braid it. I have a tail bag and I plan on putting that on her tail, but what do I do with her mane?
I'm having some mane bags made for me, but they aren't here yet and I don't want to loose this beautiful day.
What would you guys do? Just condition it and braid it and let it get dirty? I don't just mean today, I want to know in general what you would do to.
I've looked everywhere for ideas, but I can't find anything. I had a friend as a kid that use to braid her horse's tail up in rags, but I never payed attention to how she braided it and I can't find any videos or directions on how to do it. Can I do this in her mane?
Oh, and I did put coconut oil in it a few days ago. What a disaster! It's too cold here to do that Her braids are stiff as a board right now


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She's pretty. Could you braid her mane along her neck adn get one of the blanket things that goes all around her neck up to her head? Other than that I have no idea. We have a cremello stallion that we just let his get dirty and wash it before we go anywhere.
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Being that I do the hunter thing I would pull it short and not have to worry about it.

For now I guess I would wash it and braid it down and yes, it will get dirty but it will not get tangled and a mess.
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Braid it, and buy her a Sleazy hood. That should keep it in decent shape.
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^i was going to say the same

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^i was going to say the same
Really, it ain't rocket science. No need to make it any more complicated than that!
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I love Lazer Sheen it actually helps keep my manes and tails clean and brushable, granted when they go outside they roll and get dirty but when I spray lazer sheen in the mane and tail and brush it every other day they don't get to bad and the dirt doesn't cling to it.
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Really, it ain't rocket science. No need to make it any more complicated than that!
yep Sleazy hoods are life savers to keep horses clean.

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Being that I do the hunter thing I would pull it short and not have to worry about it.

For now I guess I would wash it and braid it down and yes, it will get dirty but it will not get tangled and a mess.
same haha
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post #10 of 27 Old 11-07-2009, 04:04 PM
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Her mane is stunning! Yep... just braid it. Is she stall kept? If she isnt she may rub her mane out in the pasture.




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