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    02-04-2010, 06:54 PM
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Growing a longer mane on a Paso Fino

My 21-year old Paso Fino gelding, Arthur, is going to be in the ring with me this summer during fair for some showmansip, trail, etc classes. Paso's are generally shown with a very long mane and tail, and Artie's isn't much to be proud of! What products or methods could I use to get some more length in it before August? Thanks!
     
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    02-04-2010, 09:08 PM
  #2
Foal
MTG is one of the more popular products for helping with mane and tail growth.
     
    02-06-2010, 01:20 PM
  #3
Showing
I've heard that's a good one. How long and how often do you use it? Is it like something you use for a few months until it grows out, or do you use it forever?
     
    02-06-2010, 01:44 PM
  #4
Foal
I can't get this in the UK is there an alternative?
     
    02-06-2010, 01:48 PM
  #5
Weanling
I have heard of coconut oil working.and for tht m-t-g use it every week or so and braid the mane andit should grow back. My mare destroyed her mane and it is now a lot longer and thicker! I love that stuff! Make sure he doesnt have any dandruff and someone told me to go to the african-american section of the store and buy some of that stuff they put in their hair.idk that's just what I heard!but you should try and get some mtg it works wonders and it gets rid of dandruff and it lasts a long time!!!
     
    02-06-2010, 02:29 PM
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So when I buy it, I put it on every week. And then I braid the mane once I've put it on? Keep it braided until I take out the braids to put more MTG in the next week?
     
    02-07-2010, 05:17 PM
  #7
Started
Yea...you just put it on the roots of the mane and tail dock and massage it in and let the excess fall onto the rest of the mane and tail. It smells like nasty bacon grease,but it works SO well. Also to grow a long mane and tail NEVER brush them with a brush. It causes it to break and frizz and make an ugly tail :( finger comb lightly. I also keep my tails (lol..i mean my horses tails) in tail bags all winter long. I try to apply M-T-G about once a week...and voila...take the tailbag off in summer and you have a tail dragging on the ground!
     
    02-07-2010, 05:36 PM
  #8
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Originally Posted by Piaffe    
Yea...you just put it on the roots of the mane and tail dock and massage it in and let the excess fall onto the rest of the mane and tail. It smells like nasty bacon grease,but it works SO well. Also to grow a long mane and tail NEVER brush them with a brush. It causes it to break and frizz and make an ugly tail :( finger comb lightly. I also keep my tails (lol..i mean my horses tails) in tail bags all winter long. I try to apply M-T-G about once a week...and voila...take the tailbag off in summer and you have a tail dragging on the ground!
I use this (http://www.amazon.com/Horse-Mane-Tail-Brush-Black/dp/B000TYZCL4) brush on his mane and tail....so just finger combing from now on? I may have to buy one of those tail bags when I get the MTG. I'll head up to TSC and see if they have any, as our local tack store is REALLY expencive and the owner is a b*tch....

As for the mane, do I just keep it braided all winter? What month do I take the tail bag off? How much of the MTG do you use? Sorry for my infinite questions lol

EQ
     
    02-07-2010, 09:54 PM
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I would really suggest only finger combing. The mane/tail will get longer. And for me tailbags are a lifesaver. People don't even really ever see my horses tail in winter :) I take my tailbags off I guess around march,but it all depends on where you are/what the weather is like. When it isn't muddy then just take them off.

I like braiding the mane during the winter,but be very careful not to make them too tight because when you unbraid later it is very likely chunks will fall out. Braid towards the roots VERY loosely and tighter as you go down. Or my stallion who has an extrememly long mane (almost down to his knees!) I do a continental or diamond braid in the winter. It keeps it up,clean,and tangle free with the pulling of braids. Mtg...i don't know..i just dump some on it until the roots are all soaked pretty well and then I let it run down the hair follicles. So it depends on the size of the mane/tail.....
     
    02-07-2010, 10:04 PM
  #10
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How long do you think it'll grow to, and how fast does it grow? Like, do you think it'll grow to his knees ever, for instance? There's pictures of his current mane and tail under my horses tab under "Arthur".....the pix at the bottom are the most recent
     

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