Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: in a mystical, magical place called Pennsylvania, USA
Hey fellow Haflinger owner!
I'm lucky enough to have a Haflinger that is so vain she would never dream of rubbing out her mane, but this winter, I decided to try to grow it out a bit, since it was only 6-8 inches long and kinda thin. I ended up using MTG, and wow! That stuff works! I put it in 1-2 times a week, and it really helped grow it out! Now, it does smell like barbeque sauce, but that fades away after a few days. I did it in the winter, so I couldn't wash it out, but if I could, I probably would have washed it out before reapplying it. It makes the hair a bit greasy.
As for how to cut it, I think I would do it like Indiesaurusrex said above; cut to a few inches within the shorter hair, then pull to the same length as the shorter hair. You could roach it, but it would take a long time to grow back, or even to grow enough to not be sticking straight up.
And do find out if it was chewing or rubbing, because then you could fix whatever it is she's rubbing on, and not turn her out with the chewer. I've also found my mare really likes it when I stick my fingers deep in her mane and give her a good scratching. He'd probably like that!
Wow, long. Ooops.
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