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post #1 of 37 Old 12-01-2014, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy I messed my horse's mane up bad

Oh my gosh. I just messed up my horse's mane REALLY bad. It looks horrible, omgosh. Here's the story
So I got done riding and decided my horse could use a trim. I went and got the scissors... first problem seen... and started cutting at the shoulder. I went up with his neck and i went up too far, so I tried to fix it by cutting the hair near his shoulder. AKK It looks so bad. I hope it grows back quickly! Make me feel better plz
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We need a picture to offer up some help!
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post #3 of 37 Old 12-01-2014, 09:54 PM
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If he's got a decent neck for it, you might consider just taking it all off and starting fresh. That's what I did with my Mustang a couple months ago. Vet cut part of his mane off while treating him and it was driving me nuts to have that one section short so I just chopped the rest off.

This is the day I chopped it. Forgive the icky spots on him, I was still treating his wounds at the time. I'll have to upload a recent picture later, I don't have any new ones on this computer.
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I'll try to get a pic tomorrow. I would cut it off, but then it would take a really long time to grow back. :/ Thanks though! :)
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and i'm new here, is there a way to post a pic without it being on another website
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Subbing for the pic! I'm not sure how to explain how to add the pic in a detailed way... but go into the "advanced" reply box, click on the "add attachment" icon, and you can browse pics from your computer there.

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I agree, we might be able to offer some advice if you post a picture.

Cutting manes instead of pulling them can be tricky and requires some practice. In order to make it look good you really need to approach it almost like you would a person's hair, first cutting it evenly to the length you want and then sort of feathering and texturing it a bit to blend it and make it look natural.
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Did you use regular scissors? If you did what you can do is get a pair of thinning sheers and cut then angled up a little (like choppy cut up to make the mane not even at the bottom). Another idea is to take a pair of clippers, hold the main in a bunch straight up not between your fingers but more in a Mohawk sort of and run the clippers across it so that it doesn't lay perfectly even at the bottom.

I doubt it looks that bad. I'm sure you can make it look a little bit better. Trust me, we've all made mistakes w/ the manes... I remember trimming my horses tail up near the top. Omigosh it looks so bad. I trimmed like the dock of it with clippers! LOL... I don't know what I was thinking!

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One good thing is it'll grow back! You can always just roach it if you really hate it.
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post #10 of 37 Old 12-01-2014, 10:44 PM
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a product called MTG works great at bringing back manes and it works quickly.. a lot of people don't like MTG as in some cases it has made the mane fall out, but its usually in the cases of mixing products, if you use it make sure the mane is clean, and don't use any other products mainly far as I know it was bug spray that would case the mane to fall out but other then that works great and normally give them a soft mane after it grows a bit.. my one filly was boarded out and the horse beside her took a huge chunk out of her mane, and I've used MTG twice and its half way back to her normal length :)
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