What If anything do you do to keep your horses long manes from curling and turning into dreadlocks? Had Sophie a 20 yr old 14.1h morab for about 13 years now. She's been my mount, kept her mane long. My daughters hunter pony, kept it short. The extra horse , mane was in between. Now she is DS9's BABYSITTER. He does the games stuff at the local 4h series, and the judged trail rides. It's long right now. REALLY long. She has always had a mane that curls and can turn into dreadlocks. Went out today to brush her and untangle her mane AGAIN. I but 12 long single braids in it. This works for a while, but either she gets tired of them or they work their way out and curl and I have dreadlocks again. She's okay being groomed (doesn't adore it). But does NOT enjoy me untangling her mane she has those sensitive roots. I am on the fence on shortening or not. I LIKE the long because I diamond weave it for shows and looks GREAT!! What if anything do you guys do with the ones that tend towards dreadlocks, if not tended to daily?