~Swayze needed a mane style that would accentuate his movement & stay correct to his body angles. In order to get a left in his mane it was done in two steps.
1. scuff the surface so there is tooth for the small amount of apoxy to cling to. This will act as a base for your next step. let dry over night.
2. create a flowing mane. I use tooth picks & smooth with water. Keep consistent with the body movement and lines of equal to mane & tail. watch your thickness, keep it thin. if you want it thick you will need to do it in steps with plenty of drying time in-between.
Special note; if you plan on a big mane left, I recommend wire reinforcement.
real horse photos work great for reference