I got my saddlebred/thoroughbred cross 2 years ago. She had obviously rubbed or another horse was biting her mane off, It was very thin and a jagged mess. I let it grow out a little and then trimmed it all even. Well it has been a year and a half since I trimmed it and it has only grown about 3-4 inches since. Her forelocks are what I call "pony forelocks" and are frizzy, fine and short! But her tale is thick, full and if I don't trim it every other month it is dragging the ground. I have tried vitamins, supplements for coats, MTG, leave in conditioner, and braiding it. The only time I ever bush it is when we are getting ready to go to a show, other then that I just run my fingers gently through it on a daily basis, it really never gets tangled. My other mares' have long full manes and they grow down past their shoulder in a matter of months. What can I do to help it grow more? Here are some pictures over the past 2 years and her mane's growth.
**Yes I am aware that she is under weight in the pictures. She was a rescue and has Inflammatory Bowel Disease. After months of steroid injections and lots of visits with vets and equine nutritionists she is finely slowly putting on weight.
About 2 months after I got her.
After I trimmed it even (6 months later)
In October (almost 1 1/2 after trimming it even)