@madison_snowden That makes more sense!!! I've tried the pink stuff before, for some reason it did not work well with my guy's mane, but I know tons of people that love it. I braid similarly and leave them in for turnout, so I'm glad I'm on a similar track to her :)
For reference, my current routine is I use a wide tooth comb to lightly detangle the mane, put some conditioner in, and I do about 8 loose braids straight down and I redo them about once a week. But the mane texture isn't ideal (it's a bit gummy and likes to be tangled regardless of what I use), and I'm having trouble preventing the braids for getting wet when I hose him. I'm hoping someone has a better care routine I can follow, since even though this one works, it's not definitely not the best
Brush the mane gently to get dirt and tangles out. Make sure to not pull any hair out. Spray with water or horse hair detangle stuff and brush again. Make sure the hair is not soaking wet just a bit moist. This will help you be able to grip the mane more easily for plating.