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    10-16-2011, 05:14 AM
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Trained
Should I just cut it...? Mane rubbing D:

Selena had the most beautiful mane in the world for a long time. Super long, pretty, but not too thick to manage.

Well we turned her out in the big pasture a week ago and the next day she came back in with the middle third of her mane COMPLETELY missing. D: So now it's just two long pieces on some scraggly tufts directly in the center.

Is there a way I can recover this, or should I just cut it even and start over? It's not cold enough to put a hood on her yet, it's still so hot out, an she's rub off a sleazy and no stalls currently open.
     
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    10-17-2011, 11:49 PM
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Weanling
If she is just itchy you could try spritzing some listerine on her mane. This helps kill whatever is making her itch.
     
    10-18-2011, 12:48 AM
  #3
Weanling
My mare did the same thing. I kept thinking I could wait for the middle section to grow out then pull the whole mane to a medium length... but it never worked out and it just looked awful for a long time. She kept rubbing it in the winter, so it didn't grow back right. In the end I pulled her whole mane and it looks a lot better. I decided to keep it short (because I actually like the pulled mane look on her) but if I wanted to grow it out, I don't think it would have been that hard.

Hope that helped...

When it was messed up, I think this was 2+ years after she rubbed all the hairs out originally but she did it again earlier that year (for some reason the hairs grew back light grey):
     
    10-22-2011, 03:15 AM
  #4
Foal
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Originally Posted by Rowzy    
My mare did the same thing. I kept thinking I could wait for the middle section to grow out then pull the whole mane to a medium length... but it never worked out and it just looked awful for a long time. She kept rubbing it in the winter, so it didn't grow back right. In the end I pulled her whole mane and it looks a lot better. I decided to keep it short (because I actually like the pulled mane look on her) but if I wanted to grow it out, I don't think it would have been that hard.

Hope that helped...

When it was messed up, I think this was 2+ years after she rubbed all the hairs out originally but she did it again earlier that year (for some reason the hairs grew back light grey):
Bella did this same thing, she would put her head between the rails of the paddock to reach grass on the outside. She had a whole section of mane missing right in the middle. I used Shapley's MTG and it grew back nice and thick. I added non-climb horse fencing around the outside of her paddock panels, now she can't put her head through to eat grass.
     
    10-23-2011, 02:17 PM
  #5
Foal
I say leave it & just apply MTG until it grows out :)
     

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