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    08-30-2008, 05:27 PM
  #1
Foal
Any tips on mane growing??

Having some mane issues as you can see.. Not sure if its from rubbing or what. He came with some really short mane in some spots, mostly the middle of his neck closer to his withers and between his ears.





I just put some Shapleys M-T-G in his mane and put some braids in. Any other tips?? I really want his mane to grow in thicker before it starts to get cold.. New England winters can be rough!
     
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    08-30-2008, 06:12 PM
  #2
Foal
I don't know, but I just wanted to say I think your horse is gorgeous! Good luck with his mane!
     
    08-30-2008, 06:19 PM
  #3
Showing
He is a pretty boy isnt he!

I think your doing good with the MTG. I've had horses who rubbed the mane off like that. I cut it all the same length
If you do any bathing make sure you get a good conditioner on the ends of the hair to keep it from breaking off. I use any leave in condtioner (human type)
     
    08-30-2008, 06:42 PM
  #4
Showing
I think the MTG will definitely help.
     
    08-30-2008, 07:10 PM
  #5
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlutingRider
I don't know, but I just wanted to say I think your horse is gorgeous! Good luck with his mane!
hahaha thanks! :)
     
    08-30-2008, 07:33 PM
  #6
Foal
Thanks for the responses~ I'll stick with the MTG and hope it does the trick! Seems like everyone loves it!

He looks so silly with no mane coming through between his ears the little goofball haha
     
    08-30-2008, 11:08 PM
  #7
Foal
Aww he's purrdy!!
     
    08-31-2008, 12:29 AM
  #8
Yearling
I would keep using the MTG but would also suggest using a anti-itch salve on his mane because he might have some irritation there he's trying to get rid of. Also, maybe try putting a sleazy on so he can't rub it out just till it grows out a bit.

Good luck and your horse is absolutely stunning!
     
    08-31-2008, 11:49 AM
  #9
Yearling
I've heard that ManeBags from Toadstool work quite well. They keep the mane protected so that it can grow to it's max potential.
http://www.toadstoolfarmart.com/toad...gs/index.shtml


I was thinking about getting some for my geldings. Loki has a nice, long, thick mane that's always getting tangles and knots in it. Red has a long, thinner mane that right now is in one big knot -.- he's being incredibly stubborn with his halter breaking, any grooming requires chasing him around the pasture and getting nothing done. :roll:
     
    08-31-2008, 07:19 PM
  #10
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by twogeldings
Loki has a nice, long, thick mane that's always getting tangles and knots in it. Red has a long, thinner mane that right now is in one big knot -.- he's being incredibly stubborn with his halter breaking, any grooming requires chasing him around the pasture and getting nothing done. :roll:
i WISH Amigo had a nice thick long mane! The other horse we have, Rowdy, has nice full mane and its not even knotted or tangled, he just came to us with perfect mane!! Poor Amigo is my little cutie...but just wish his mane would grow! Rowdy's made me jealous haha!

Maybe Red has started to associate the halter with work? Maybe if you keep catching him and putting a halter on and just give him a treat and take it off he'll learn that the halter doesn't always mean a bad thing. I used to have a horse that bolted at the sight of a halter. He was SUCH a pain to catch!

I'll check out that ManeBags website. Thanks!!

:) :)
     

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