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post #1 of 13 Old 07-31-2013, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Home remedies to make mane thicker and longer?

One of my rescues have a really uneven thin mane. I'm not worried about the taile because it looks nice. The tail is just darker then the mane but doesn't bug me because I believe every scratch/scar or spot is the horses personality and helps them stand out as their own. (why i'm big on multicolored horses even though this one isn't) her mane is thick in some spots but then thin in a lot others. Same thing with the length. I really want to help make her mane thicker and longer where it's close to the saddle because right now my girth is to big and I grab the mane instead of the saddle so it doesn't slip. I dont like to do it with my mare because I feel bad and will only delay her growth more. I have tail and mane shampoo and once the cold canada weather passes through I plan on using it. But is there any home remedies to help it grow thicker, longer, and even? Also, would it work to use a pair of scissors to cut a bridle path? It bugs me when the hair stands up or looks weird so I braided where the bridle should go so it doesn't but I would rather cut a little spot for it.
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post #2 of 13 Old 07-31-2013, 12:18 AM
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Yep scissors work just fine for a bridle path. That's what we do.
I'd say as far as mane growth, good feed, and time. If you must use a product, I've heard good things about mtg.
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I can't help you with the home remedies, but if you put an english stirrup leather around your horses neck you can grab onto that instead of her mane.. that's what I've done while I teach DJ how to jump

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post #4 of 13 Old 08-01-2013, 12:05 AM
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I've also heard that MTG works well.
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post #5 of 13 Old 08-01-2013, 12:22 AM
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I've heard great things about MTG, but it's SUPER expensive here. More or less subbing here to see if anyone has a cheap alternate :p

Stay clear of anything with Avon SSS though. Turns out it doesn't work as well as some seem to think, and it's just as expensive if not more than the MTG.

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post #6 of 13 Old 08-04-2013, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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She also has a bald spot on her tail. I just noticed it. We don't have anything for her to rub on. And she doesn't have mites. Maybe my other mare is pulling it off?
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post #7 of 13 Old 08-05-2013, 09:55 AM
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The horse will find something to rub it's tail on. Slather Vaseline on the spot and surrounding area and on the underside. Because a horse often walks with it's tail raised a little, mosquitoes get under there which makes her itchy. But that's an area that is unreachable to the horse tries to get relied by rubbing the top side of it's tail/dock.
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post #8 of 13 Old 08-05-2013, 10:58 AM
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We have a rescue that had the same problem and even a huge bald patch right in the middle. Anyway after a few months of it not growing my farrier was looking at it and said hey your horse has lice. I had never seen them because the little buggers like to run when you part the hair. Well after treating the lice we started using mtg and his bald patch has grown 4 inches in 2 months. We used it on his tail too and its thicker then it was and has grown past his hocks finally
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post #9 of 13 Old 08-08-2013, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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I don't think it's lice. I've looked and looked and haven't seen any bugs there. Ik how to look for them because I had it four times when I was a kid and was unlucky to have no parent to help me with it.
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