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post #1 of 8 Old 07-23-2010, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
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Arrow Forelock question

My horse has next to no forelock, it is really thin and short :(
Is there anyway or anything I can use to help it grow (like MTG) or is it one of those things that will just be that way forever?
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-23-2010, 06:23 AM
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You could try MTG, if you want, but it's possible that your horse just doesn't have the genetics for a long, thick forelock.

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post #3 of 8 Old 07-23-2010, 09:20 AM
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Try the MTG but my geuss is, you may never have a pretty forelock... :( They do however make forelock extensions!!!

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post #4 of 8 Old 07-23-2010, 09:45 AM
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I suggest MTG as well. At our farm we have saddle seat horses and like to grow our horses tails out as long as possible. We braid their tails then wrap them up in gaurd tex so their less likely to to loose some tail while swishing the flies away. I don't know if you could work something out with your horses forelock.

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post #5 of 8 Old 07-23-2010, 09:48 AM
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I would think if you wrapped or braided the forelock he'd rub it completely out.

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post #6 of 8 Old 07-23-2010, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you all very much, I'm going to give the MTG a shot and see if it improves it at all. If not I'll just have to stick to the forelock extensions.
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-24-2010, 12:02 AM
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You could try MTG but oftentimes forelocks are funny areas that either grow a LOT or don't grow at ALL. He just may be one that doesn't have a forelock that grows well.
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-25-2010, 10:34 AM
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One of my geldings, Scotch, had a beautiful, thick forelock. Had. I decided to braid it one day, and when I came out to check on him, he had rubbed it all off. I've never tried MTG, but what works for me is to let it be. In a year or two his forelock will be back to what it was.

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