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post #11 of 17 Old 03-13-2012, 02:27 AM
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I have troubles with my Arabains mane too. He is 3 and I just started cutting his bridle path.. and it grows so fast now I can't keep up. I would say go for cutting it all off. Massage the roots like crazy. MTG and Cowboy magic leave in conditioners are working for me. Protein and spraying his mane with a baby shampoo water mix then brushing lightly every other day is working. I never use a comb or braid because it was pulling his hair out.
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post #12 of 17 Old 03-13-2012, 08:22 AM
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I would say go for cutting it all off. Massage the roots like crazy.
That´s it! My standardbred mare rubbes half of her mane off every summer (because of insects bites, repellent doesn´t help much), I cut it all off and during winter the mane grows thick and heavy, right now it starts falling on side of the neck (you can help it by putting a wet towel on the mane to keep its shape or to keep it on one side of the neck).
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post #13 of 17 Old 03-13-2012, 09:33 AM
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Roach it, apply MTG for the itchiness if she's rubbing it due to itchiness, and let it grow back. (we have a young mare whose mane was kept rubbed off due to itchiness for over a year... I put MTG on it twice and it stopped the itching and rubbing completely).

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post #14 of 17 Old 03-13-2012, 07:15 PM
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I would put a barrette in it & call it a day.
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post #15 of 17 Old 03-25-2012, 09:32 PM
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Try rubbing baby oil into it every other day for a week.
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post #16 of 17 Old 03-25-2012, 11:00 PM
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Try rubbing baby oil into it every other day for a week.
I wouldn't do that, because baby oil, will cause the sun to burn the hair.

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post #17 of 17 Old 03-26-2012, 04:25 AM
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I would put a barrette in it & call it a day.
(Totally made me laugh!) **Please don't take offense, OP!** I just thought to myself, wow, it sounds just like ME when I am momentarily very irritated by something in life...(especially MY OWN hair)...I just "put a barrette in it & call it a day"!

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