Horse Mane Bags: Why You Should Consider Using Them
Everybody would like for their horse to have a good looking mane full of thick hair. In reality this rarely happens on its own, it takes a lot of work to get your horse to have a great looking mane. One of the best ways to get a good looking mane is to use a horse mane bag.
The reason that you would use a horse mane bag is to keep your horse's hair protected while it grows. There are a lot of things that can damage the hair on the mane, the sun and your horse rubbing it are the two most common. Putting the hair in mane bags will protect it and allow it to grow faster and thicker. After using them for a few months you will notice that your horse has hair that is a lot thicker.
Using mane bags is not all that complicated but it does take some work on your part. The first thing that you will have to do is to give the hair a wash and condition it. Once the hair is dry you will need to brush it and then put it into braids. You do not have to make the braids perfect and you do not want them to be too tight. You also only need to use about seven braids as the purpose here is to control the hair not to make nice looking braids.
Once you have the hair in braids you will need to put a bag over each braid. The bags just slip on but they do have to be tied in place. You will need to follow the instructions that come with the bags. Remember that you will need a bag for each braid so make sure that you keep that in mind when you order them, it is probably best to order a few extras.
Once you have got the bags on there is not much that you have to do. You will however have to take the bags off and wash and braid the hair again every couple of weeks. As the hair grows the braids will start to come loose so they will need to be done again. One thing to be aware of is that your horse will lose quite a bit of hair even while it is in bags so don't be surprised if there is a lot of it in the bag when you take it off.