Horse's mane hair seems to be falling out!
Ok, so it's a little bit of a long story. My horse's winter blanket has a neck piece attachement that I use. A couple weeks ago I decided I wanted to let my horses mane grow out and get nice and long. I noticed that her mane would get very messy under the neck piece so to help it along I decided to braid it in sections to keep it neater and so that I wouldn't have to brush it as much.
Furthermore, I have been using a small amount of MTG on her tail once a week and have seen great results! So, since deciding to let her mane grow out, I thought I would use MTG on it as well. I have literally only put it on her mane twice, and a very small amount.
So, today... I unbraided a couple of the braids in her mane because they were kind of falling out, and then all I did was run my fingers through it lightly to untangle it and a handful of mane came out! So naturally I started freaking out, and didn't dare taking out any other braids! I don't know what might be causing it, but I think it may be because of her neck piece rubbing it.. I never took much notice of this before, but I do recall having a bit of fallout before i braided them or even used the MTG.
I don't think it's being caused by the MTG cause I've never had anything like this happen with her tail, and I only just started using it, however I think I will stop using it for good measure..
Anyway, I'm just wondering if anybody has any suggestions to help stop this from happening. I'm not keen on taking her neck piece off, at least for now, because it is quite cold where I am and part of my horses neck is shaved. I don't really know how to keep this from happening otherwise! :( I don't know if a biotin supplement or something similar would help stop this from happening or not, but it crossed my mind. What do people think??