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post #1 of 10 Old 10-22-2011, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Mane and tails

How to get my paints horses mane and tail thicker? Its thin and not as long as I would like. My other two horses are thick and long. My Qh is wavy and to the ground. And id like his be long and thick too. Any advise?
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post #2 of 10 Old 10-23-2011, 01:04 PM
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Apply MTG once a week to tail bone. It's like magic.

One thing I've learned working with horses: You can FORCE a horse to do something on a tight rein and he might do what you ask or you can TEACH a horse to do something on a loose rein and he will do it willingly with his heart.
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post #3 of 10 Old 10-23-2011, 03:59 PM
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I just finished posting this on another thread here......

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post #4 of 10 Old 10-23-2011, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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I do cut them every few weeks to keep them healthy but his is always so thin.
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post #5 of 10 Old 10-28-2011, 07:05 PM
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I am trying to do the SAME thing. Although my Paints have GREAT tails... long and thick and healthy. It's their manes that are short, and they have almost NO bangs.

I have been brushing them and applying MTG once a week to the root area. Hoping for some results, but I am totally with you here!
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post #6 of 10 Old 10-28-2011, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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what is MTG???
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post #7 of 10 Old 10-28-2011, 08:29 PM
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Its a hair conditioner for horses. Mane Tail Groom. You should be able to get it at any store that sells that type of product...
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post #8 of 10 Old 10-28-2011, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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okay, thanks ill look for it.
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post #9 of 10 Old 10-28-2011, 09:17 PM
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MTG can help, also you may want to consider adding rice bran to his diet. It tends to help with a healthy looking coat/mane/tail. If he's pulling parts of it out, you may want to protect it with a tail bag.

Also, remember that some horses simply don't grow pretty tails - but if you want to show, you can always buy a tail extension for him!

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post #10 of 10 Old 10-28-2011, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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he doesnt pull it out. I do wanna show but he will be a gammer or maybe a roping horse he's pretty calm when I throw stuff around him he doesnt flinch if it hits him. He's not going to be a Westren pleasure or trail horse.
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