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post #1 of 7 Old 03-22-2009, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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MTG and Sleazy Questions

I'm new here (Hi everyone!) and I have some grooming questions! I have Appaloosas so of course I have the thin/short manes and tails to deal with and I'm wanting to thicken/lengthen them if possible. I've been reading alot about MTG and want to try some but have a few questions first.
After you put the MTG on their tail do you HAVE to put their tail in a bag or wrap? One of my horses is out on pasture and I don't think I would be able to keep his tail wrapped up.
Also, I've read that it isn't suppose to be used out in the sun, so if I put it on in the evening and don't wrap it up and turn him back out will he be ok or is this a bad idea? Any advise would be appreciated!
Next question is on sleazys, does anyone use them? How hard are they to put on if a horse isn't use to anything like that? One of my girls had her mane eaten off before I bought her so I'm attempting to grow it back and I was thinking MTG and a sleazy might do the trick? I've seen LOTS of places to buy them, does anyone have a favorite place?
Thats all I can think of at the moment but I'm sure I'll think of more, thanks for the help in advance!
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-22-2009, 04:38 PM
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I can't help you out on the sleezy but as far as the MTG, its fine to leave it without bagging it. We have a 3 year old who has a very thin mane and tail. My husband has been putting MTG on it and not bagging all winter and it is starting to grow out better. I think it does better if you can bag the tail but its not mandatory.


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post #3 of 7 Old 03-22-2009, 05:45 PM
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ok i love slezy hoods i have 2 a purple and a blue one. i got my blue at alocal tack shop. and my sparkly purple on Western Wear and Clothing, Western Decor, Boots, Cowboy Hats, Tack and more from Rods.com
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post #4 of 7 Old 03-22-2009, 06:13 PM
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I use sleezys too sometimes, especailly for show prep. but it really depends on the horse, with my gelding it only took like 2 or 3 times until he understood what i was doing and then he stood still for it.
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post #5 of 7 Old 03-24-2009, 01:54 PM
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i don't bag my mares tail all the time (and i use MTG)- it seems to work better when you do but it still works without :)

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post #6 of 7 Old 03-24-2009, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Great, thanks guys!
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-24-2009, 07:26 PM
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Ticket hates sleazys... he rubs raw spots on his neck trying to get them off :/
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