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    01-02-2010, 12:43 AM

My horse has a long, thin mane and a short-ish thin tail.. Do you think mtg would help? Where can you buy it? How do you apply it? Etc etc. Also, will it help forelocks grow?
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    01-02-2010, 02:06 AM
You know I never thought it would work until my horse suffered from "Mystery" Baldness this summer, hair started growing within 24 hours. I have started using it on his tail and it's doing well. I would only use it on the forelock if you can keep the area covered from sun.

MTG + UV rays = No Bueno. Apply using a paintbrush or just rubber gloves. The stuff is oily and doesn't come off hands or out of clothes easily.

I say go for it.
    01-02-2010, 02:23 AM
Green Broke
Same same, also the horse I own now has enough mane and tail for 3 horses alone! But a friend of mine used it, she applied 2 days a week and only hand pciked through it over a course of 6 months and the tail grew 4 more inches. Also it smells like bbq suace! Lol
    01-02-2010, 09:56 AM
I use MTG as well, on areas where my mare has rubbed her mane and tail. You do get results alarmingly quick, but you have to keep in mind that the main ingredient is relatively caustic, although I'm not sure to what degree it is harmful. MTG stimulates follicular hair growth and you can actually feel heat in the area you applied it. I use it once a month instead of every 7 days like the bottle states. I am seeing alot of new growth, so I don't think cutting down on the applications has affected anything. It's incredibly greasy, but I hear that overuse can actually dry out the skin. I combine MTG with a supplement of flax and biotin. MTG is also great for scratches where hair takes forever to grow back.

P.S If you just got your horse, I would try to correct the problem from the inside out first, it was amazing how proper nutrition and some natural supplements literally changed the quality of my horses mane, tail and coat in a short amount of time.
    01-02-2010, 10:39 AM
Ha, my mare has alot less tail hair than that, but she is half appy so I think she comes from lines with little hair...
I just started using MTG a couple weeks ago, and it looks like she has grown 1/2 and inch already, and I have only used it 3 times! Her mane and tail look thicker and longer.
I also use it on my barn's paint mare, and she has the same results!
When you put it on and rub it in, it makes their hair REALLY shiny. You are supposed to wait until it is dry before you put your horse outside though, or else it will bleach.

You can probably get it at you local tack shop, or order some online.
Good luck!
    01-02-2010, 04:00 PM
It works, but make sure you follow the directions, and I would put it on at night or keep the area covered if possible.. There have been quite a few horses who have been scalded due to it being heated up by the su nand UV rays..
    01-02-2010, 06:46 PM
I use it once a month too. I braid the tails for a week then I leave them alone. I havent used it on their manes/forelocks yet I need to pick up gloves haha. I normally, before I heard so much about mtg, used conditioner and braided their manes forelocks and tails and re did it weekley. That may help you too if you don't want to use chemicals yet =] . Lots and lots of conditioner =]
    01-03-2010, 06:44 PM
I swear by the stuff!
    01-03-2010, 08:06 PM
Green Broke
I just started using it a few months ago and it seems to be helping my mare's pitiful forelock As others have said though, put it on at night or don't turn out in the sun right away, just to be safe...I use it once a week on her tail and forelock.
    01-05-2010, 05:28 PM
You can get it at any tack store. It's really easy to apply, the instructions are on the back of the bottle. It's just a matter of spraying it on the areas you want more hairgrowth on. It's a pretty good product.

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