Emi has had a wild mane her whole life. Not only is it super thick, but it wants to flop all over the place. I always thought she'd look cute/sporty with a shorter mane, but I let it grow long to see if the weight would keep it laying on one side. Despite my best efforts taming/training it was not getting much better.
I finally got tired of the mess and took the scissors to it, since there is no way she's going to stand for actual mane pulling. That's a very rude practice! I like the shorter look and it's a bit more manageable.
I was recently messing with it and decided to see if it wanted to lay on the other side. Wouldn't you know that must have been what it wanted the whole time! It still flops to the other side a little bit but it's way better than it used to be. Now I can't wait to see her with an adorable set of button braids!