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post #1 of 22 Old 02-07-2014, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Pathetic Forelock

The title says it all. I use MTG, and I'm careful not to brush hard pulling hairs out. Is this as good as it's going to get? LOL.

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post #2 of 22 Old 02-07-2014, 12:35 PM
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that's about what my geldings looks like. He has the thickest mane and tail, and just a little wisp of a forelock. Was never able to thicken it. I eventually gave up.
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Thats about what my geldings looks like. He has the thickest mane and tail, and just a little wisp of a forelock. Was never able to thicken it. I eventually gave up.
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Argh.

She's so pretty.....but that forelock though....ahhhhh!
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post #4 of 22 Old 02-07-2014, 01:18 PM
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At least she's got more forelock than my one mare - she's 7 and I've given up hope now despite her having a good mane and tail. I do keep her mane a little shorter so the missing forelock is less noticeable.
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post #5 of 22 Old 02-07-2014, 01:40 PM
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There's only so much you can do to keep the mane as thick as possible, but you're never going to get a friesian forelock out of him lol. Just keep doing what you're doing, and that's about all you can do to keep as many hairs in there as possible!

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post #6 of 22 Old 02-07-2014, 01:54 PM
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Oh, I have the exact same problem. My horse's forelock just kinda sits on his brow band and looks ridiculous It is nearly impossible to plat it as it is too short and fluffy XD

I quite often brush a chunk of his mane into it to plait it etc, no one ever notices!

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When I bought my gelding half of his forelock had been cut off. It was short and frizzy and I thought it would never grow out. I was wrong.
Coconut oil, braids, and rosemary oil will be your best friend. Rosemary oil helps with strengthening the hair and letting it grow long. The coconut oil hydrates it and does the same. I applied coconut oil and some rosemary and braided it. But use the material hairbands, not the elastic as the elastic will actually pull the hair more.

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When I bought my gelding half of his forelock had been cut off. It was short and frizzy and I thought it would never grow out. I was wrong.
Coconut oil, braids, and rosemary oil will be your best friend. Rosemary oil helps with strengthening the hair and letting it grow long. The coconut oil hydrates it and does the same. I applied coconut oil and some rosemary and braided it. But use the material hairbands, not the elastic as the elastic will actually pull the hair more.
I will try this, thanks! :)
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so cute! Reminds me of lloyd christmas a little. :)

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I've never had a horse with little wispy forelock, but I've met quite a few that do. Is he a Thoroughbred? I've noticed it a bit more in Thoroughbreds, so just curious. I think some of it, is even if you don't realize it, when he eat, especially if the food is close to the fence, he's going to be kind of rubbing his head every time he puts his head down and picks it up, which won't help. I had good success with MTG on my Arabian's tail, but when I had my Thoroughbred (who DID NOT need any help in the mane tail and forelock area), and my first gelding, I used equus megatek rebuilder every time I gave them a bath (which was quite often), and I had great results. Sometimes though no matter what you try, genetically they just won't grow a good bunch of hair. Like me lol. I have very fine hair that won't hold a style, and gets scraggly looking pretty quickly, so even though I really wish I could have long hair, I have to keep it on the shorter end, besides the fact that it doesn't grow very long lol. He's a cute guy!
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