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    05-13-2009, 12:05 AM

Is there a way to grow the forelock out? My horse's is really small and I think if she had a longer one it would compliment her face. Thanks!
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    05-13-2009, 07:49 AM
I wouldn't know how to grow it, but last year for a show my friend bought hair extentions for her horses mane.
    05-13-2009, 01:57 PM
Some horses naturally have shorter body hair than others. My QH Denny's forelock doesn't even reach between his eyes and his mane reaches at most 8 inches long whereas my mustangs have forelocks that cover their eyes and manes that are 1 foot + in length. You might try some growth stimulant like MTG or whatever that stuff is and keep it in a loose braid. Past that, I really have no suggestions. :)
    05-13-2009, 10:13 PM
Hmm not sure what that hair growth stuff is, maybe I'll try braiding it and see if it'll be able to grow out longer. I hope so cause its super short!
    05-13-2009, 10:28 PM
Green Broke
Braiding it wouldn't do anything without the MTG. You can find it at your local coap
    05-14-2009, 05:17 PM
they have mane socks! People put there horses tails in those sock things and it works, and they have mane socks. I also use some kind of human product and I don't remeber what it is called dang it.
    05-15-2009, 11:52 AM
Hmm mtg.. what does it look like?
    05-15-2009, 01:37 PM
Shapleys- here's the website for MTG.

My mare has a really short, dry, poofy forelock and I'm currently trying to keep it braided but I add conditioner everytime I do it to keep it moisturized. Braiding without product will actually help as it'll be less likely for the hair to splinter and break.
    05-15-2009, 05:15 PM
A bit MTG should work, but yeah, some horses just don't have long hair!
    05-15-2009, 07:12 PM
Ha; my older mare has the same problem. It looks like someone ripped the hairs out of a paint brush and glued them between her ears. I have come to accept it and still brush it fondly with the rest of her mane, but I've never been able to get it to grow back out.

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