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Seahorseys 12-06-2009 11:54 AM

Flip Flop Mane and Mane Rubbing...
 
Seeking any and all advice!

I recently got Frida in June of this year. She is a five-year old Arab/Paint. She was a breathing lawnmower, and had never been haltered or vet checked. When I got her she had worms, so she rubbed her dock quite badly. Since I've wormed her, and her nutrition has been balanced, I've noticed improvements in her tail and overall coat. I have been using M-T-G and plan to tail bag. My question is about her mane. It falls right-left-right from head to withers. She rubbed the "left" portion off sticking her head through the fence to get grass. So now I have two problems. How can I correct both the unruly mane and achieve the maximum mane growth during these winter months? I just started using M-T-G and there is only about 2 inches of mane where she did most of her rubbing. I have also moved her to a facility where she can no longer rub. (electric fencing!) Here are some pictures:

Before I got her:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...arnyard008.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...arnyard013.jpg


And these were taken in August, about 8 weeks after I got her. There is a bit more growth now than depicted:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...factory117.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...factory113.jpg


Thanks for your help in advance!

southerncowgirl93 12-06-2009 12:22 PM

You could get a slinky to help train her mane to one side.

gypsygirl 12-06-2009 12:25 PM

you could put training braids in her mane on the side you want it on [left is traditional at least for eventing/hunter]

she looks great btw !!

gypsygirl 12-06-2009 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gypsygirl (Post 482149)
you could put training braids in her mane on the side you want it on [left is traditional at least for eventing/hunter]

she looks great btw !!

opps i meant right side not left side ! what was i thinking ? lol

Icrazyaboutu 12-06-2009 03:02 PM

Wow! She is gorgeous!
As for the mane... training braids. Put them to the right side and make sure you re braid or keep the braids in good condition often.


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