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I need a quick fix to a patchy mane

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  • My horse has a patchy mane
  • Horse mane repair

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    06-30-2012, 12:33 PM
  #1
Foal
I need a quick fix to a patchy mane

Last winter the stable that I had my horse boarding at used a cattle hay feeder (had top bar). Her mane rubbed off half way down her neck leaving her with a 7 inch section with no hair. It has been going back in at a ok pace (about 4 inches in length now) but still isn't long enough to trim the rest of the mane to match. I'd rather not cut her mane any shorter because she has a puffy long mane. I'm just looking for a quick fix, if there is one, to hide this mess for my clinic in two weeks. :)
     
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    06-30-2012, 03:19 PM
  #2
Started
The closest thing to a quick fix would be MTG. It helps hair grow faster.
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    06-30-2012, 06:28 PM
  #3
Showing
Thin some matching mane hairs from other horses and glue them on, one by one. Yup, it's done in the best circles. Tedious but it works.
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    06-30-2012, 10:04 PM
  #4
Weanling
If it's just for a clinic, it shouldn't matter. You can use MTG but be aware that it can blister more sensitive-skinned horses.

You could just roach it.
     
    07-01-2012, 05:58 PM
  #5
Foal
There is a show at the end of the clinic. I just want her to look half presentable. I was thinking of french braiding tight to her neck all the way down with a blue ribbon maybe. But i'm unsure of how that would work out for staying in where there is the section that is shorter
     
    07-01-2012, 10:20 PM
  #6
Trained
Either use gel/hairspray and do a really tight running braid.

Or buy clip in extensions from a beauty shop. Trim the ends to match the rest of the hair and blend in.
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    07-01-2012, 10:38 PM
  #7
Weanling
If I were you, I'd roach it.
It only looks good on some horses, depending on what their neck looks like. Your call.
     
    07-02-2012, 07:38 AM
  #8
Weanling
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Originally Posted by spurstop    
If it's just for a clinic, it shouldn't matter. You can use MTG but be aware that it can blister more sensitive-skinned horses.

You could just roach it.
Made this mistake on a chestnut with sensitive skin. I was using it on the base of his tail... It swelled up, then went baled. After some washing and rinsing with LOTS of fresh water he was ok in a few days. But boy, did THAT backfire.
     
    07-02-2012, 12:28 PM
  #9
Started
Yeah, MTG can make some horses go bald if they have a reaction to it... so be very cautious.
     
    07-02-2012, 03:49 PM
  #10
Started
These are pretty cool, and would definitely get you noticed in the show ring -
Colorful Manes and Tails - Home

Okay, on a more serious note ;)
Wefted Mane Hair
     

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