Definition: The growth of coarse hair sprouting from the horse’s crest is called the mane. Some breeds like the Appaloosa have very sparse manes, while others like Morgans and some draft breeds have very thick manes. Horses toss their manes to flick away biting insects. If you plan to pull your horse’s mane for banding or braiding you’ll need to provide a little extra protection from the bugs.
Examples:To prepare for the horse show, we thinned and braided the horse's mane.