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post #1 of 35 Old 10-21-2009, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Question Make her forelock grow??

My Paint/QH mare has a pretty short forelock...and I'd love to get it to grow longer! I've been using MTG on it and it seems to be helping slightly, but it's been over a month now of using that once per week and I think we've reached a plateau.

Anyone have any other tips for getting a forelock to grow? Or is she just doomed to always have a skimpy forelock??
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post #2 of 35 Old 10-21-2009, 01:31 PM
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I'm not so sure about a forelock, but I'll tell you what I did to get Ruby's tail to grow out - keep it braided, don't brush it, wash it maybe once a month ('course unless her forelock is getting really dirty for some reason, probably wouldn't even have to bother with washing it much.), and use MTG.
In the meantime? You could always make a little forelock extension for her... just clip some hairs from the underside of her tail, gather them together over her current forelock so that the clipped ends are about where the headband of her bridle/halter would be and ley it out however you like, then run it through a sewing machine a few time so it'll stay together. Then you can just bobby pin it over her forelock, and sort of hide the bobby pins/sewing with her halter or bridle. Trim as necessary.
As long as she doesn't get to wild about tossing her head or someone doesn't come along and pick at her forelock, it should stay in pretty well. I knew a girl who had one of these made of for her horse, and she even ran barrels with it on.
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post #3 of 35 Old 10-21-2009, 04:01 PM
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at least ur girl has some of a forelock, Swoop has a tuft of forelock and that's it! Lol

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Some horses just are not meant to have a big forelock. If I could send you some of one of mine's, I would. LOL.









Though Denny's is a little poofy.



LOL, jealous yet? I will gladly give you Koda's full mane. It is a huge pain in the butt. Unfortunately, I think that some horses are just not meant to be hairy. But skimpy forelock or not, Sandie is gorgeous.

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LOL, jealous yet? I will gladly give you Koda's full mane. It is a huge pain in the butt. Unfortunately, I think that some horses are just not meant to be hairy. But skimpy forelock or not, Sandie is gorgeous.
Um YEAH! I LOVE the second to last pic with the blondie forelock! I love long forelocks!!

And THANK YOU, I think she's beautiful as well, just wish she had more "bangs" LOL

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I'm not so sure about a forelock, but I'll tell you what I did to get Ruby's tail to grow out - keep it braided, don't brush it, wash it maybe once a month ('course unless her forelock is getting really dirty for some reason, probably wouldn't even have to bother with washing it much.), and use MTG.
In the meantime? You could always make a little forelock extension for her... just clip some hairs from the underside of her tail, gather them together over her current forelock so that the clipped ends are about where the headband of her bridle/halter would be and ley it out however you like, then run it through a sewing machine a few time so it'll stay together. Then you can just bobby pin it over her forelock, and sort of hide the bobby pins/sewing with her halter or bridle. Trim as necessary.
As long as she doesn't get to wild about tossing her head or someone doesn't come along and pick at her forelock, it should stay in pretty well. I knew a girl who had one of these made of for her horse, and she even ran barrels with it on.
What a neat idea! I don't know whether I'd ever go so far as to make one artificially for her, but still a neat concept

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I think smrobs is right. My mare has a mane that is almost 12 inches long but her forelock is the saddest thing you'll ever see; it just will not grow. Darn things have minds of their own!

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Baby oil is great if you want to let it grow !!! I tried it with my stally that as so mush mane *(on my profile pic here besides). This winter he was in a stall where he got it roughen so badly and is where all in some long lines and shorts, just not how I want it to be. So I groomed it every day in a month and I worth it!! He like he has never got cutted, and it nearly longer than it where before!!

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I LOVE using MTG! It always made my horses manes and tails so nice and dandruff free! But it smells like bacon and I don't eat pig so that's gross. My paint has a little baby forelock so I might have to try it on him!
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post #10 of 35 Old 10-29-2009, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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yeah I HATE the smell of MTG but I've been using it and it seems to be working so far! (I'll have to post some more up to date pics soon!) I usually have to use rubber gloves to put the stuff on though, or my hands will smell like the stuff for days!! :-p

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