Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Black Hills of S. Dakota
Dealing with a short (very) spot in the mane.
I just bought a cute little Arabian filly. She needs training, but that's not what I'm here to ask about.
Her mane is overall very nice, but there's one spot, perhaps 6 inches long, that some time ago was rubbed completely off from her reaching under a fence.
Now, she's got one patch in the middle of her otherwise nice mane that is only, say, 2 or 3 inches long.
I'm wondering if anybody has a good solution for this... In the very short term, cleverly braiding it could hide that if I needed to for some reason, and in the very long term I'm sure it will be back to normal... but what about medium term?
Should I shave the whole thing and let it grow back evenly? Apply growth-helping products only to that patch? Just ignore it because there's no good fix?
I'll only be taking her out for trail rides (after training), so it isn't essential that she look perfect, but if there's a good way to fix this, I'd like to know it.
(Yes, I realize that I'm a new user who's first post is a new topic. This is impertinent, and has a greater likelihood of breaking rules. I apologize for that, and I've tried to minimize any possible problems. I'll be able to better adapt my posting to this forum as I become more accustomed to the mood of it.)