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post #11 of 27 Old 11-07-2009, 04:33 PM
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dye it black, unless you are showing her do you really need to keep it clean, you cant really prevent a horse from rolling, they love to do it
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post #12 of 27 Old 11-07-2009, 09:14 PM
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I know a welsh stallion, who i get to occasionally brush down, his mane is down to his chest,
The way to do it is imho, is to leave it out, and when you brush it, use lots of mane n tail detangler, that stuff works amazingly and you dont have to literally feel like you want to chop your arm off :) !
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post #13 of 27 Old 11-07-2009, 09:50 PM
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I would never cut it thats for sure. And is it really that big a deal?? A horse is a horse and they are gonna get dirty. Also the more oily stuff you add, yes the more dirt it will collect. I have a Perlino filly and I just leave hers alone. When I do go and brush it I use the mane and tail detangler spray and that stuff always gets out the dirt and keeps it from tangling too bad. If you for some reason HAVE to have it near perfect all the time, then yes do a sleazy but I just don't feel it is fair to the horse to have that on all the time.

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post #14 of 27 Old 11-07-2009, 10:54 PM
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I just braid and let them stay in for about a week, then take out and rewash, condition, and rebraid again. We have alot of wind around here, so to keep the manes and tails nice and tangle free, braiding is pretty much inevitable...Lol!

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post #15 of 27 Old 11-08-2009, 11:37 AM
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Well since it is sooo long and pretty and a little uneven, i would definitely trim it lol, but not much as all just to make it even, (i like things to be even) than i would put a sleeze hood over her just as a few people have already said.

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post #16 of 27 Old 11-08-2009, 12:27 PM
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I would trim it up a little to make it even (which also gets rid of split ends so it'll grow out healthier) and then shampoo and condition it really well. Then I'd either Show Sheen it or put some Cowboy Magic in it, then just band it to keep it under control. Braiding would work as well, but you have to be careful not to braid it too tight otherwise it'll irritate her and she'll scratch it. And she could tear whole chunks out by doing that, which would not be good at all.

She's very pretty, btw.

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post #17 of 27 Old 11-08-2009, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for all your advice. No, APHA Momma, it's not that big of a deal. I love her mane and I've just never had a horse that had this much hair that needed more attention. I thought maybe there was a simple way to keep it clean, like a tail bag for a tail, that I didn't know about.
I wont' cut it, maybe trim as some of you suggested because it is uneven...but I love the length.
I don't want to keep her from rolling and I don't want to put a sleezy on (though I am thankful for the suggestion) because I do want her to be happy and enjoy being a horse. I aslo can't just leave it out because it twists up and makes dread locks.
If she gets dirty it's okay. I'm not THAT worried about it. I just thought if there was an easier way I would take it.

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post #18 of 27 Old 11-09-2009, 06:48 AM
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well- i am growing my horses mane out like that- i would wash it- and get some material and cut it into strips say 3" wide- and stitch or tie three of them together like /|\ then braid with those wrapped around the individual groups of hair that u would normally braid with-- i hope i am explaining this alright--- and yeah just tie up the ends and bobs ur uncle- u could get away with only doing like 5 in her mane that way they won't be tight and annoying :)

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post #19 of 27 Old 11-09-2009, 08:14 AM
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I brush mine every day except when it's raining. I prefer not to brush a wet mane. (BTW - you stole my horse!!!! or maybe I stole yours. LOL)


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post #20 of 27 Old 11-09-2009, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by iridehorses View Post
I brush mine every day except when it's raining. I prefer not to brush a wet mane. (BTW - you stole my horse!!!! or maybe I stole yours. LOL)

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LOL! I think your right! I've seen your horse before on here and I had to look twice! What breed is yours? I'm curious because mine is somewhat of a mystery.

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