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    10-26-2011, 10:55 AM
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Foal
M.T.G and clipping?

Ok I've heard contradicting things about mtg, so yays and nays...I recently bought some for my paint because he practically rubbed his tail bone raw and looking for more growth, length, and fullness. He has also recently been put on Omega Horseshine...would love to hear your opinions & reviews of mtg :) also, I don't clip my horse because he is kept outside 24/7 and has a run in, we blanket him in harsh weather but I would like to clip his ears. They have NEVER been done and are superrr hairy...just wanted so advice on the best way to clip them..thanks everyone!
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    10-26-2011, 01:52 PM
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Trained
I'm guessing you're not using the MTG on his ears? If not, I'd go ahead and clip if you want too. I wouldn't clip anything you put the MTG on because it's oily and attracts dirt and would clog the clippers. I also don't like to clip ears except for shows because it leaves them with no protections from insects.
     
    10-26-2011, 01:59 PM
  #3
Foal
No no, not using MTG on his ears, only on mane and tail, sorry it was 2 different questions.
     
    10-26-2011, 06:56 PM
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Trained
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Originally Posted by hham123    
no no, not using MTG on his ears, only on mane and tail, sorry it was 2 different questions.
LOL, ok, well, I think MTG is an excellent product, been around for a whole lotta years. I use surgical gloves when I put it on my horses because of the sulfur in it. Once that gets on my skin I can smell it for days, I don't care what I wash with. And if your hand gets under your nose at night....you think you went to Hades......blehhhhhh! If your horse has mites (rubbing tail) it will kill them and it also encourages hair growth.

When I do clip ears, I put a soft paper towel, foam ear plugs or something like that to cut the sound. If he's never had his ears done he may fight like he's fighting for his life, you might need a twitch or lip chain to get him to stand still. And since you're taking away his natural defenses then you either need to be sure you spray his ears or put some roll on fly spray on them to keep him from getting all bit up and ear plaques. I like to use Wahl cordless clippers to start and finish with a Wahl pocket trimmer for the tight spaces.
     

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