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post #1 of 15 Old 04-15-2008, 06:11 AM Thread Starter
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MTG - Just Keep Waiting?

Ok, here's the deal. My horse's old pasture mate tore out half his tail, and took chomps out of his neck and flank.

Everyone says MTG is amazing! MTG is great! So I bought it ($24 at my tack shop! Doh! It's only like $12 online!)

So, I put the MTG all up in his tail and tailbone every day for the past 10 days (ok, I missed one day in there). I put it on the hairless chomp mark on his neck. I forgot the one on his flank, but my trainer recommended Bag Balm, so I put that on his flank.

After 2 days...the Bag Balm-treated flank chomp is growing hair. After 10 Days, the MTG-treated neck chomp and baldish tail are still...well...bald.

Should I just keep goin with the MTG? Will it actually work?? (Hey, at least my horse smells like a smoky BBQ! Mmmm)

One other thing...the flank that's growing hair is brown whereas his tail and neck are white. Is white hair harder to grow back?
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post #2 of 15 Old 04-15-2008, 07:29 AM
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Good question on the different rates of growth from white to brown hair I know the tail and mane grow much slower than body hair.
I would give the MTG time to work though.
Gosh $24?? I'd say they have a pretty good mark-up at your local tack shop.
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post #3 of 15 Old 04-15-2008, 07:37 AM
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Just give the MTG time, tails and manes take alot longer to grow than body hair. Wow! $24! That's crazy!
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post #4 of 15 Old 04-15-2008, 09:17 AM
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I've never used mtg...but bag balm is awesome!!! Stinks, but awesome...You can use it on ANYTHING...horses,cows,Dogs, kids, hubbys, it'll soften your hands right up too!!! Slick stuff..cheap too!

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post #5 of 15 Old 04-15-2008, 11:16 AM
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I would keep going with the MTG, it is really good stuff. Mane and tails are much harder to grow then body hair, as was already said.

Hope it works out for you
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post #6 of 15 Old 04-15-2008, 01:18 PM
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First off, don't put the MTG in every day! It can actually cause damage to your horses name and tail if you use it daily. I've used it before and I'll swear by it... it's really good stuff! It helped my mare's mane to grow from 4 inches to almost 14 inches in a month and a half. You've just got to know when and how to use it correctly.

You are only supposed to use it once a week and you put it in when the sun is going down else it can (with the suns rays hitting it directly) burn the mane and tail off. I normally put it in my mare's mane and tail every Saturday right as the sun is setting. It's got some sort or sulfer or something in it like that... I don't remember exactly what it is because I haven't bought any MTG since I pulled my mare's mane a few months ago.

Hope this helps!

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The one thing I noticed with Angel was, her black areas had a thicker, longer winter coat than the white. It looked kind of funny since the black hair puffed up thicker and higher than the white. It actually gave the illusion that she was pregnant because of where the black is located on her belly.


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post #8 of 15 Old 04-15-2008, 06:16 PM
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If the hair on her mane and tail was ripped out by the roots it will take a while for that to grow back.

As for the color difference, the only thing I've ever noticed is that white hair seems to shed out earlier than dark hair. I dunno.
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post #9 of 15 Old 04-16-2008, 02:08 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, I'll keep my fingers crossed and stick with the MTG. Thanks for the tips, Britt, I'll start applying it just once a week. And he's protected from the (rare) sunshine by a blanket and tail bag.

Kim, that's funny about Angel's fake pregnancy! My horse seems to grow longer, thicker white hair than brown. Strange!

And definitely, the white shedded out earlier than the brown.

Yeah, my local tack shop has a crazy markup! It's not even local really...it's like a 1/2 hour drive. They're really the only tack shop in an 80 mile radius, so I guess they can jack up their prices and people will still shop there. I just go there to bring my blankets for cleaning (surprisingly, only like 8 bucks) and thought I'd pick up the MTG so I didn't have to wait to have it shipped from online. Didn't even realize the price until I got home and looked at my receipt.
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Yeah, my local tack shop has a crazy markup! It's not even local really...it's like a 1/2 hour drive. They're really the only tack shop in an 80 mile radius, so I guess they can jack up their prices and people will still shop there. I just go there to bring my blankets for cleaning (surprisingly, only like 8 bucks) and thought I'd pick up the MTG so I didn't have to wait to have it shipped from online. Didn't even realize the price until I got home and looked at my receipt.
was it like a one liter bottle ?
If it was this might make you feel better; the only place I know you can get MTG from in iceland charges around 60 bucks for a liter
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