I have not heard of Healthy Hair Care spray so I checked it out. It seems like good stuff. Do you like it a lot?Pretty much what Lori said. Wash, condition, let dry completely and then braid. The braiding protects it from breaking and you need to take it down at least once a month to wash, condition, braid all over again. I also use Healthy Hair Care spray, daily on the whole coat, mane and tail.
You can also roll the braid up and wrap it with electrical tape. I've seen them do it with friesians out in the pasture. It keeps the braid from falling apart, it won't get hung up on anything and the tape comes off easily when you want it undone. Keep the braid loose at the roots so it's not too tight. Also, heed the words of COMPLETELY DRY AFTER WASHING or you will end up with fungus. That will make it itchy too and the hair will fall out.Okay thanks yall!! I've heard about the braiding but since there out on pasture would the braiding be a issue getting hung or them pulling hair out? Maybe just a loose braid?
This. Have never seen a TB with a long mane. They just don't grow it. I just use a hair detangler and a brush such as this. Talila's mane is probably in its maximum length now anyway.Genetics is the biggest bit. Tried braiding my TBs mane and kept up with it for 3 months...she just doesn't have the DNA to have a long mane. Braiding is a lot of work too. Just use leave in conditioner and MTG now, has got her mane thicker but not much longer.