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Care for the mane of a horse

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A good mane is the key to horse health. This is for looking at animal man’s mane plays a purely aesthetic role, first and foremost, caught my eye. And for the animal’s mane performs an important protective function, as it covers the neck and head from biting insects. Therefore, the condition of the hair of the mane is directly related to the overall health of the animal.

Agree that the horse with an unkempt mane looks not so graceful and beautiful as her manicured counterparts. And the animal twisted mane has a number of disadvantages: excessive sweating when working, the additional irritation of the skin, as a consequence, itching and skin wounds. Indeed, if the horse neck itches, it itches and I could scratch, thus ugly bald in place of Sanchez. But if the mane is long and matted, it will cling to any questionable places that will bring additional pain and inconvenience of the horse.

Contain the mane is not difficult, but the owner of the animal is required the maximum accuracy and patience.

Wash the mane

To clean the mane of sweat, dust, subcutaneous fat, it is necessary to wash. Conditions of washing may be different, depending on the intensity of training and the time of year. Sweating in winter is weaker than summer, because to wash your mane less often. However, each horse his regime. Some animal is enough to wash my hair once a week, another once in a month.

If the hair of the mane quickly salted, wash should become more frequent. It is possible to avoid irritation to the neck skin and the appearance of fungi. In winter there is no opportunity to bathe the entire horse, so in cold time use special means for care of hair — sprays and dry shampoos. They can advise your veterinarian. Don’t hesitate to ask for help in a good veterinary clinic!

Wash the mane is best done with air conditioning (with special means for care of hair). He will not let the hair knot, giving Shine and health. The exceptions are those days when you need to braid a mane. It is clear that the impact of the air conditioner mounting rubber on the mane will be poorly kept, as the hair will become smooth.


Air conditioning plays an important protective role in the care of the mane. Funds can have a soothing effect, health strengthening. Some conditioners are applied to wet hair, some on dry. There are special gel-like means, which do not allow dust and other dirt to settle on the hair, thereby protecting them and leaving longer in a pure state.

Cleaning mane

To clean the mane of a horse need every day, but only using the right combs and brushes. Otherwise easy to damage hair horse and make it rare and depleted, damaging a large amount of hair. Remember that a good rare comb has large teeth with rounded tips.

Before cleaning the mane of a horse must be untangled manually, that is, the first combing and removing grass and other debris from the mane should be carried out directly by Your hands and fingers. Manual cleaning is required to remove large Mysore. Smaller pollution allowed to comb brush.

The technique of cleaning

When cleaning the comb should go on the mane smoothly without getting stuck and without stopping. The technique of cleaning is to phase out the promotion of front combing from ends of hair to roots. At the roots, by the way, it is possible to stay a bit longer to comb to further massage the skin. This will improve blood circulation, and thus, the mane in the future will grow thicker and stronger.

Also when brushing the mane is very good to use a conditioner that will not allow the hair to become damaged, allowing less effort to hold a future brushing.

Styling mane

To achieve a beautiful styling mane is easyenough after you wash your mane to apply special tamera. These “stockings” for the mane needed to fix the hair until they are dry. Tamera is often used for horses that it is important to keep the mane is beautiful, for example, for competitions or performances (horse shows). Tamer put the horse on the neck to protect the hair from tangling, damage and adverse external weather conditions. There are tamera lycra, but it is possible to associate a “stocking” on their own.

For styling mane , there are special gels. They are applied from the roots throughout the length and “teach” the mane to lie flat. They are also used when braiding braid.

If the mane of Your horse for any reason from any side is not lush and not as thick as I would like, experts recommend in such cases to take radical measures not to cut your hair. Typically, this is done by garden shears, leaving a cut of about 2 cm. After that, the mane usually grows thick.

After cutting the mane is recommended to wash, preferably air-conditioned. The haircut is performed in the warm season to the winter hair has had time to grow again.

Wish Your horse to look your best!

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