Parker has been rubbing his mane out while trying to get to the grass right outside of his field/boredom. He has really, really rubbed out his mane. At first I thought it was some sort of fungus, but the vet looked him over and said it wasn't. I have found big chunks of mane on the fence, and it is very disconcerting, to say the least. I have tried to figure out different ways of stopping him, but nothing has worked.
Any ideas on how to help his mane grow? I heard Shapley's Original M-T-G is good for mane growth, is it? We will be moving to another farm soon, where Parker will be out with other horses and on grass. HOPEFULLY that will help nix the rubbing out, but I'm not liking the patchy-diseased-horse look.
Ugh, I feel terrible about his mane. Everyone keeps telling me it will just grow back on its own, but I'm afraid flies are going to get at his skin. When we move I'll be able to keep a much closer eye on him, as where we currently are is almost an hour away.
“Thoroughbreds are the best. They’re lighter, quicker and more
intelligent. The best of any breed is the Thoroughbred horse, the best
of that breed is better than any other breed." - George Morris
I am not so convinced that stinky MTG works, seen others use it and haven't noticed anything spectacular. If he keeps sticking his neck under the fence, he will keep on rubbing it out. Once you move him, it will grow back on it's own.
Run an electric wire on the inside of the fence. There are special insulators that hold the wire about 10" away from the posts. Once a horse has touched electric it won't test it unless left off for long periods. They know when it's on or off but don't trust that it might come on.