Among heaps of other quirks, my young thoroughbred gelding also flat-out refuses to grow hair over his nicks. It'll take a solid month for the hair to grow in halfway, and I'm really not that patient. :)
He has such a handsome face, but is nicking it up left and right. His nose, forehead, and over his eyes have large bald patches and he adds a new one to the collection every few days. He seems to get some from playing, and some from rubbing his neck and face against trees. Hated to do it, since he's turned out at night, but we've begun to put a fly mask on him for turn out for a bit more protection. Still, boys will be boys, and he'll come in without it probably 2 or 3 days out of the week.
So, any product recommendations for hair growth? He's a chestnut, if that has anything to do with it.
I've been using MTG, and it really does work. Just wondering if anyone has found something that works better, faster?
And a note - he's allergic to most fly sprays, we have to make up our own batch (skin so soft, vinegar, tea tree oil, ect.) so anything with harsh chemicals, especially pyrethrins, are a no-go.