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    01-17-2012, 07:11 PM

Okay so my horse Grady is a Paso fino and just yesterday I started using MTG on him... I know Pasos are known for their pretty manes and smooth moving but Grady has a friend.... who likes to chew his mane. Therefore my horse a georgeous tail with no mane to match. Seperating them in the pasture is obiously not an option since they are friends and that's just mean hah. And the other horse isn't mine so I can't put a muzzle on it or anything so right now I have a sleazy:/ I hate sleazies>:( anyway I was just wondering how long do you think it will take it to grow with his genes? And is it okay if I put it in every other day?
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    01-18-2012, 10:41 AM
Should be fine! Watch for any flaking, redness, or irritation.
Wash your hands. It smells!!

And, the MTG wont help his genes :( . I heard it has more results for covering a hairless scar rather than mane/tail growth.

With good diet ,nutrition, and genes your horses coat, mane, and tail will be glamorous!
    01-18-2012, 02:21 PM
Yep, genetics are genetics and if he has poor hair genes then you're kind of out of luck. MTG won't do much for hair growth except moisturizing the hair follicle. However, it will attract dirt and grime in the summer and it will cling to dead skin cells in the winter, making the horse itch and perhaps rubbing the hair out again.

The best thing you can do is a weekly thorough scrubbing and conditioning of the mane and tail. Don't brush it, just gently pull out the tangles every day with your fingers. Use a spray on detangler - but do NOT use show sheen! Show sheen contains a butt-load of silicones and that dries the hair out. It might look shiny and nice but it's not. Use Healthy Hair Care Moisturizer. It's in a concentrate, smells amazing, cheap and it moisturizes the hair really well. I think the Eqyss Marigold spray moisturizes as well, but it's $25+ per bottle, and don't even bother with the Eqyss Avocado Moisturizing spray - it SUCKS.

Also, really massage the crest of the neck when you wash. It stimulates blood flow and lets more nutrients get to the follicle. You can put your horse on a biotin supplement as well. It's a safe water-soluble vitamin and your horses hair will grow like crazy. Farnam sells a cheap biotin-only supplement and it's the only thing I'll use... but it makes feet grow quicker as well so you might need more farrier visits.
    01-19-2012, 10:15 AM
I use MTG on my horse and I haven't had any problems with her itching, or rubbing her mane or tail so I'm lucky. I put it on her mane/tail every Sunday and I am seeing an improvement.

I only put it on the roots of the hair and then brush it through so it goes down the mane and tail. It is a great detangler :)

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