Blanket rubs & Growing back a tail

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    02-12-2013, 04:15 PM
Blanket rubs & Growing back a tail

My tb has developed a blanket rub on his shoulder about the size of a silver dollar. A friend of mine told me to rub vaseline on it everyday, on massage it into the skin. I haven't noticed a difference. I got him a shoulder guard, and no other rubs have popped up, but I just wanna get rid of this one before spring comes around. Any suggestions?
Also, he has kind of a skimpy tail. I bought some mtg, and massage that in, and loosely braid it. If anyone has used mtg, do you prefer it with or without a tail bag, and what kind of results have you had with it?I also got some cowboy magic detangler because I've heard good reviews about it. I use that sometimes as well. I want to get his tail nice and full and thick, especially for this season because I'd like to hoepfully start showing.
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    02-12-2013, 06:28 PM
MTG can be a pain. I had put some on my horse to help grow back some fur and mane. Well the next day he ripped out even more hair where I had the MTG, he had a reaction to it. So I try to stay away from it. The best thing to do is prevent it from being rubbed out again and let his hair grow back on it's own.
    02-13-2013, 03:11 AM
Did the rub expose skin or just chaff the hair off?
    02-13-2013, 11:00 AM
I prefer coconut oil over MTG, just because much fewer horses have reactions to it, and it doesn't smell as bad. It's also still moisturizing. I would rub it into the blanket rub until the hair begins to grow back, and you can also work it into the tail and tailbone. The hair will soak up coconut oil, and with some other products that won't happen.
    02-13-2013, 11:21 AM
Yup, coconut oil, keep it clean and braid what you can so that it pulls the hairs long and encourages growth.
    02-13-2013, 05:58 PM
Coconut oil is good, but keep in mind nothing topical is really going to make hair grow faster- you could try a feed through supplement to help him grow a healthier coat and tail. Something high in fat like ricebran will help, or something with biotin.

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