Well I have a 23 yr old tb mare, who's mane is half way down her neck from half way up her neck to her poll.
Between her withers and half way up her neck there is practically NOTHING. And it looks horrible!!!
It wasn't too bad at the start of winter, but we are coming to the end now and I was getting knots out with my fingers and there was big clumps of hair coming out. It was heartbreaking to be honest because her mane was so lovely and long and thick before this.
I thought her neck rug might have been rubbing on it, it's detachable so I took it off, hoping it might get a little better, boy was I wrong. I think she must be itchy or something because I come back and checked it a week later and it was alot worse.
The top of her tail is like this too which means I can't plait it nicely
She is in good general health, and is fed grass and hay, with the occaisional mineral block out in the paddock, aswell as gumnuts and carrots.
I really want to show her this season but I can't plait her mane or tail like this it's terrible. I don't have any pictures at the moment though.
What could I do to help it grow back??? Please help cause she's a gorgeous girl with the best temperment and manners ever, but this is her only fault, I really want to fix it.
Much appreciated =)