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post #1 of 8 Old 07-24-2010, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy My horse is balding!

Ok, not really, but his mane is pathetic and thin. When I run my fingers through it I end up pulling hairs out, and if I grab mane over a jump I pull out a handful of hair. I find that it grows slower than any other horse at the barn, and it sticks straight up, especially at my release point (it's thinnest there). Is there anything I can do to make it stronger and/ or grow faster? I need it to be nice enough to braid for my Huter show in mid August.
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-24-2010, 04:54 PM
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MTG works wonders! It grows really fast! You can find it at your local tack shop, and it isn't expensive. It cost me 21.99(CND) for a bottle and it has lasted over a month and I still have alot left!

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post #3 of 8 Old 07-24-2010, 04:56 PM
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yes! i love MTG, it works really well! :)

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post #4 of 8 Old 07-24-2010, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Will MTG help it grow in any stronger? I'll try some to get it to grow, but in the long run I'want something to help make it healthier.
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yea MTG the ladie at my stable had to use it for a thoroughbred cross who had loose hair and when the show was so yea try it it might work
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Ok, thanks :)
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-25-2010, 01:19 AM
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If you are losing hairs like that and it grows very slowly that means his hair folicles are not clean and so they die and break more easily than healthy hair. Give you horse good scrub baths every week and make sure to rinse COMPLETELY out all the soap and don't apply conditioner because you will never get that out without spending at least an hour of rinsing.
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-25-2010, 11:11 AM
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You might try adding a biotin supplement to his feed. It helps promote strong, healthy hair (and hoof) growth.

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