Hello,I don't want to shave a bridle path on my mare because there is an inch or two of black mane at that site before the white mane begins, so it would be lost.Is there a good way to hold back that part if the mane so it does not get all tangled in the forelock ? She is usually at liberty so there is no halter or bridle to hold it in place. She also rolls a lot so it would have to be strong. Maybe some type of weaving ? Her mane is about two feet long and smooth as silk. Also, what is the best way to tie in a feather or other ornament ?
Pet's Gender: Female
Pet's Age: 8
Hi,Thank you for using Justanswer. I am happy to help you.Your horse sounds like it has a beautiful mane, which in my opinion is their crowning glory. I think the simplest thing to do is part the mane away from the forelock, and braid about an inch section of mane where the crown of the bridle will be. Don’t leave it braided all the time, just when you’re riding.To tie in a feather, first tie the feather securely in the middle of a long piece of ribbon or yarn. Start braiding a thin section of mane, when you get to the place you want the feather to be, place the feather and the lengths of ribbon (there will be two) and braid the two loose ends into the mane. The tighter your braiding, the more secure it will be. At the end of the braid tie it off with the remaining ribbon or use a rubber band.If you need further clarification just let me know.
30 years experience in the horse industry, AAS degree equine tech, certified instructor
Thank you !She will be even more beautiful now !