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post #1 of 10 Old 11-30-2011, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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Mane Rubbed Out

So my 2 year old rubbed most of his mane out before I bought him. What would be best??

Leave it be
Cut the long part/s to match the short
Roach it and start over

I'm open to any suggestions. No showing going on this winter but possibly in the spring.
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post #2 of 10 Old 11-30-2011, 12:56 PM
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How much has it grown out since you got him?

If he grows really slow, I would be hesitant to roach it.
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post #3 of 10 Old 11-30-2011, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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I've only had him for a week or so. Not really sure how fast it grows yet
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post #4 of 10 Old 11-30-2011, 08:50 PM
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I'd roach it and start with some MTG
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post #5 of 10 Old 11-30-2011, 08:59 PM
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When mine do lovely things like that, I roach 'em, and then I use MTG until I'm sure it's not a fungal thing, then I switch to Healthy Hair Care conditioner sprayed on everyday. It smells BETTER! I also use Eqyss Products Microtek leave in conditioner once a week or so. Also, they get a sleazy from then on.

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post #6 of 10 Old 11-30-2011, 10:58 PM
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Sorry, but there is no fixing this, you have to make it even. So roach it off. The rotter, huh?
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post #7 of 10 Old 12-03-2011, 11:27 PM
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Oh, the glorious times when horses decide they want a new hair style.

Roach that sucker!
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post #8 of 10 Old 12-04-2011, 08:51 PM
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GET THE CLIPPERS! Roached maned don't acctually look to bad... buzzzzzzz!
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post #9 of 10 Old 12-04-2011, 09:34 PM
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I would shave his mane and start over. Be careful with MTG because it burned my horses mane off :/ It works great for some horses but some can have a reaction to it.

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post #10 of 10 Old 12-04-2011, 09:50 PM
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I agree with the masses. Roach it and start over!
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