Mane growth question - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 01-16-2012, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 869
• Horses: 0
Mane growth question

I recently got a braider to braid my horse at the last show that I was at. I normally braid my own and others but I did not have the time, unfortunately. The person who braided cut his mane too short to support strong braids (it's about 3-4 inches long now, and his mane is on the thicker side, even with pulling.) Anyway, are there any shampoos or remedies where I can make his mane grow back to normal at a faster rate? I've been washing it with a shampoo that isn't supposed to dry out the natural oils, which I think is supposed to help.

Thanks everyone!
Posted via Mobile Device
justjump is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 01-18-2012, 10:50 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 270
• Horses: 0
MTG (Mane tail groom) might work. Or Coconut oil for that matter. I personally like MTG though. Just put the MTG in the roots of his name every week or so.
Posted via Mobile Device
Legend is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 01-18-2012, 02:42 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,010
• Horses: 3
MTG won't work. Honestly I would just put him on a biotin supplement. The best - and one of the most affordable ones on the market is Vita Biotin Crumbles. It's water soluble so you don't have to worry about OD'ing them on one vitamin.

I originally used it on my gelding when we first bought him because he had terrible feet... With this, his feet got stronger, and his crappy tail grew VERY quickly. Now I use it as hair support also :)

Vita-Biotin Crumbles - Horse Hoof Supplements from SmartPak Equine

I've got a lovely bunch of Neuticals,
There they are all standing in a row

Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head
PaintsPwn is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 01-18-2012, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 869
• Horses: 0
Thanks for the suggestions!

I know of a few people at my barn who swear by MTG. I've never heard of the supplement but I'll look into it for sure!
Posted via Mobile Device
justjump is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 01-26-2012, 11:26 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southwest Virginia
Posts: 1,440
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaintsPwn View Post
MTG won't work. Honestly I would just put him on a biotin supplement. The best - and one of the most affordable ones on the market is Vita Biotin Crumbles. It's water soluble so you don't have to worry about OD'ing them on one vitamin.

I originally used it on my gelding when we first bought him because he had terrible feet... With this, his feet got stronger, and his crappy tail grew VERY quickly. Now I use it as hair support also :)

Vita-Biotin Crumbles - Horse Hoof Supplements from SmartPak Equine
Thank you for putting this on here. I used to feed biotin crumbles years ago and then all my feed stores quit selling them and then the place I ordered them from online quit and I have been looking for them for forever and finally just gave up.

Shorty * N * Opie
toosexy4myspotz is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 01-27-2012, 09:17 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 153
• Horses: 1
I use MTG on my mare once a week and I am seeing a huge difference. The smell is horrible but the price is low, and its a simple weekly routine. Some people don't like it because some horses have allergic reactions, or they don't see the results they were expecting. I defiantly recommend it :)

Horses lend us the wings we lack.
capercowgirl is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 01-27-2012, 04:21 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: West Midlands, UK
Posts: 141
• Horses: 3
I'm seconding the biotin, when we got Bella she'd been roached so we put her on biotin to help her hair grow back and its amazing.
Posted via Mobile Device
DancingWithSunny is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mane/tail growth Lexiie Horse Grooming 7 11-14-2011 11:01 PM
Nutrition to promote mane/tail growth and health? Idlepastures Horse Nutrition 2 11-06-2011 10:44 PM
Mane and Tail growth Airshine Horse Grooming 16 07-24-2011 12:05 PM
Mane Growth [before and after PICS!] AnnaLover Horse Grooming 21 07-20-2010 08:50 PM
Anyone know about mane growth Diegosmom Horse Grooming 3 12-04-2009 11:56 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome