MTG: Love it? Hate it?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

MTG: Love it? Hate it?

This is a discussion on MTG: Love it? Hate it? within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Mtg reaction horse
  • Disguising sulfur smell in mtg hair treatment

Like Tree2Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-13-2012, 03:54 AM
  #1
Weanling
MTG: Love it? Hate it?

Hey all, I'm considering buying some M-T-G for a few different purposes... My mare is kept out in pasture year round and she tends to rub/scratch the top of her tail some on various things outside. Haven't found a reason (such as dandruff or anything else). I've read some reviews online for M-T-G and they almost unanimously claim it's a "miracle worker" for getting longer, thicker manes and tails, and for quickly curing small skin ailments. I also like this idea, as there are eight horses in Caly's pasture and they get into small tiffs here and there... She never has any significant bites or kicks, but they do take a bit of hair off and leave a few tiny patches of skin. Have you used M-T-G before, and if yes, what have been your results? Caly's coat, mane and tail are in pretty good condition currently (considering being outside 24/7), but I'm always looking for inexpensive things to improve her well-being and appearance! Thanks for your help!
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    09-13-2012, 10:27 AM
  #2
Started
I've used it on a show gelding's tail with good results. And one of my project horses had rubbed part of her mabe out, and MTG helped it grow more quickly. (I know that because I only treated half for two months to see what would happen.)

I've also used it on rain rot with good results. I have heard that some horses can have a reaction to it, though I have never seen it.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    09-13-2012, 10:40 AM
  #3
Trained
I personally hate it. Would gladly give what I have left away. It makes everything greasy, attract dust and dirt and smells awful. I personally will never use it again! I have a great spray on conditioner I much prefer, and it helps to prevent breakage so that what grows, stays.
     
    09-13-2012, 10:41 AM
  #4
Showing
It smells horrid but I like it. I used it on a broodie's tail that got chewed off (don't know if it legitimately grew faster because of it or not). What I loved it for was my old dog. She got hot spots and it was the one thing that worked for them.

If it weren't for the smell, I would try it on myself and see what happened lol!
     
    09-13-2012, 11:10 AM
  #5
Trained
The scent smells like bacon to me - smoked bacon. However I know some people who say it smells like sulphur, gunpowder and asphalt.

In my limited experience it works well when there's something causing hair loss - like rain rot or itchiness or something. If there's not some sort of medical issue and everything is normal I haven't seen it actually grow hair. It's super greasy and binds to everything.

Mixed review!
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    09-13-2012, 01:12 PM
  #6
Trained
I have a love/hate relationship with it. It works great, but it's greasy and does attract dirt. It smells like bacon when you first put it on but wear gloves because I have yet to find the soap that can get that smell off. If I forget to wear gloves, I wake up in the middle of the night thinking I've gone to hell and find out it's just my hand got too close to my nose and the sulphur smell is killing me! GAAAAH I hate that smell!
COWCHICK77 and With Grace like this.
     
    09-13-2012, 06:56 PM
  #7
Weanling
Meh. I have used it, I put it in the mane and tail about once a week and never did see a difference other than extremely greasy mane/tail/hair. Personally, I like the smell, but the greasyness is why I wear gloves. I don't care for it. I have a huge bottle out in the take shed sitting about 1/4 of the way gone, and I don't think Ill be using it any time soon.
     
    09-13-2012, 07:21 PM
  #8
Trained
I have had mixed results.

Some their tails grew and it was beautiful, others not so much and I have witnessed one that reacted to it. She had horribly flaking skin.

A bottle lasts quite a while, not a significant investment, but TS used to sell sample bottles pretty cheap.
     
    09-13-2012, 08:51 PM
  #9
Weanling
I've had good results with it. I can put it on a dry nasty looking tail and have it shine up and gleam an hour later. I can also repeatedly put it in rain rot, etc, and have the problem poof immediately.
However, it stinks like bacon that's been sitting outside all day. And it's really oily. You put that stuff on your horse and you brush over it, and your brush will be oily for days. However I'd definitely say the benefit is better than the bad points.
     
    09-13-2012, 09:15 PM
  #10
Weanling
Well, despite mixed reviews I purchased a bottle at TSC. The one in my town apparently doesn't sell any smaller size than the quart bottle... Doing a sensitivity test on her this evening to see if she has a bad reaction to it. If not, I'll do the first treatment tomorrow and once a week after that to see if anything happens. I'll post my findings!
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What do you love/hate about the tackroom in your trailer? COWCHICK77 Horse Trailers 35 08-08-2012 10:42 PM
Sarcastic Trainers: Love Them or Hate Them? Royal Pine Buck Horse Talk 16 09-01-2011 07:28 AM
Bitless Bridles - love'em or hate'em? mgarzon Horse Tack and Equipment 10 07-27-2011 05:42 PM
Charro--Love it? Hate it? Don't know about it? State your op charroit Horse Riding 30 07-28-2008 08:47 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0