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post #1 of 13 Old 05-12-2009, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 13 Old 05-13-2009, 06:49 AM
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I wouldn't know how to grow it, but last year for a show my friend bought hair extentions for her horses mane.
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post #3 of 13 Old 05-13-2009, 12:57 PM
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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. :)
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post #4 of 13 Old 05-13-2009, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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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!
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post #5 of 13 Old 05-13-2009, 09:28 PM
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braiding it wouldn't do anything without the MTG. You can find it at your local coap

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post #6 of 13 Old 05-14-2009, 04:17 PM
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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 dont remeber what it is called dang it.

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post #7 of 13 Old 05-15-2009, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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hmm mtg.. what does it look like?
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post #8 of 13 Old 05-15-2009, 12:37 PM
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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.
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post #9 of 13 Old 05-15-2009, 04:15 PM
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A bit MTG should work, but yeah, some horses just don't have long hair!

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post #10 of 13 Old 05-15-2009, 06:12 PM
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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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