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post #1 of 15 Old 08-23-2013, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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How to apply MTG to my horses mane

My horse repeatedly kept pulling chucks of her mane out. I finally got tired of it being all different lengths and cut it all about 4 inches long but I want to grow it back out. Most people say MTG works really well but I am confused on how to use it. Could someone with experience in using MTG let me know how much to put on the roots of her mane, how long to leave it in and how much growth I should see per week? Also when washing out does any normal shampoo get it out?
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post #2 of 15 Old 08-23-2013, 01:30 PM
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It's been a while since we've used it. Just squirt some on the horse or in your hand and massage it into the mane. If you put too much on, it will just run down their neck. Normally, we just left it in.

How fast will it grow? That depends on the horse. You should see some noticeable difference in a few weeks. It won't grow out fully in that time but some.
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post #3 of 15 Old 08-23-2013, 01:34 PM
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Use gloves! That stuff smells like bacon grease to me.

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post #4 of 15 Old 08-23-2013, 03:11 PM
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Use gloves to work a small amount directly into the root ends at the crest. Twice a week is plenty, and we only washed it out if it got gunky. Texas is like a mile from the sun, so we (a few fellow boarders did a test run) only applied at night, hoping to prevent sunburn since it's oil based. Results really depend on the individual horse, IME. Some had noticeable growth within a week, some didn't show any change.

I strongly suggest a spot-test first, however. My sensitive-skinned horse welted up shortly after applying it to a one-inch test section. I would have felt horrible if I'd applied it to his entire mane! My guy's mane is doing well with Healthy Haircare Moisturizer applied to the roots/crest every other day, instead. He definitely smells prettier than the MTG horses, too, lol.
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post #5 of 15 Old 08-23-2013, 03:25 PM
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MTG is good for just about anything from rainrot, to scratches, to detangler, mane growth, etc... I just pour a bit in my hand and use my fingers to rub it in to the crest of the mane. You don't need a lot or your horse will have one greasy head of hair! And as far as the smell, if that is a problem for you, there is a kind you can get that has an herb scent.
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post #6 of 15 Old 08-23-2013, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you very much! I will try what you have suggested.
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It will also tarnish any jewelry that might come into contact with it. In between MTG treatments, I use Toad Juice spray and then work some Straight Arrow mane and tail conditioner into the mane. I find it works even better and helps hair growth even better than the MTG alone.

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post #8 of 15 Old 08-24-2013, 04:31 AM
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If you do use MTG, read and follow the directions on the label carefully! Sulfur products can be very irritating to some horses' skin, so test a small area first.

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post #9 of 15 Old 08-24-2013, 08:45 AM
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If MTG actually encouraged hair growth, wouldn't people be using it on their own scalps, especially men? When chunks of mane are lost it's usually because a horse is rubbing it when reaching thro fencing. You need to find how it's happening and fix that.
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post #10 of 15 Old 08-24-2013, 08:54 AM
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I typically stand on a chair and part my horses mane in half so one side goes on one side and the other half on the other, then, I take a paper towel and put some MTG on it and then work in into the crest of his mane, then for his tail I just pour it into my hands and work it in! It will get greasy but it takes it a few days to work its way down, then I just wash it out and start again!

I have noticed results, in the two months I have been using it, his mane is a lot longer and his tail is a TON longer and both his mane and tail have about doubled their thickness!
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