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post #1 of 12 Old 02-10-2013, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Growing out mane and bare spots?

So my horses mane is super short compared to his think long talk which touches the ground and he also has quite a bit of bare spots on his butt from being bit. I was wondering if MTG would take care of that if so how do you use it and how often? Or do you recommend a different product. Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 12 Old 02-10-2013, 06:23 PM
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It seems that people either hate or love MTG. I like it, I have only had one horse have a reaction to it. So if you decide to use it and have not used it on that horse I suggest a patch test first. I have also used it on bite marks after the skin has healed if any hide was peeled off.

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I have a bottle of that stuff, haven't used it yet. I bought because I heard so much about it, but man, does it stink, like burnt rancid wood, or material. Yucky!
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Has the gelding ever had a long mane?
Sometimes a mane is simply short. Just the way it is. We have a Paint gelding with a great tail and short and somewhat thin mane.

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LOL, I know wares, it is stinky! Someone on here compared it to bacon once. Nope, my bacon does not smell like that ;)

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Bacon?! If bacon smelled like that I would not eat it!
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MTG smells like fake bacon. Ew. And it makes their mane collect dirt. It works, but you have to be SUPER correct about it, too much or too little =NOTHING BUT STINKY GROSS HAIR.
Also, test it before you use it. My mare has a slight sulfur allergy. It makes her itchy, so I don't use it.

Another thing would be, if it's from a blanket rubbing, get a shoulder guard/sleezy thing to put under it and then just don't brush that part of his mane

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Also, I pulled my horses very long mane last summer, and then I haven't brushed it, and it's grown a LOT and it's definitely thicker than before.

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Has the gelding ever had a long mane?
Sometimes a mane is simply short. Just the way it is. We have a Paint gelding with a great tail and short and somewhat thin mane.
As far as I know he has always had kinda a short mane, it's not from his blanket.

Is there anything you recommend that I do with his tail cause he got a chuck ripped out last week and I wanna keep it nice for this some shows this summer. I trimmed it a couple inches yesterday in case it was from him or another horse stepping on it.

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post #10 of 12 Old 02-12-2013, 10:18 AM
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I used MTG on my mare's tail with pretty good results. After about a month I could see the results. Its smells BAD though!!!! It smells like Bacon! Tip: "Wear gloves!"
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