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post #1 of 11 Old 03-08-2010, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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tail not growing

I have a question about tail growth.
Sonya's tail has not been growing for about 2 months. She is almost 10 months preggers, so would that have anything to do with it? I have cut the dead hair off the ends to try and help the new hair grow.

Any suggestions?

Sonya ~ 5 yr old Appaloosa/Welsh mare
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post #2 of 11 Old 03-08-2010, 09:24 PM
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I personally think it would be hard to tell how much a tail grew over such a short time period and over winter. That said when my mare was pregnant her tail happened to grow alot more. I cut 10" off a couple of times to keep it from dragging the ground.
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post #3 of 11 Old 03-08-2010, 09:36 PM
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Rub some MTG into the tail dock every few days. It'll grow like a weed.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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post #4 of 11 Old 03-08-2010, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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Ok. Thanks
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post #5 of 11 Old 03-09-2010, 09:27 AM
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Rub some MTG into the tail dock every few days. It'll grow like a weed.
I second this. My appaloosa's tail grew nicely when I used this, and whenever I'd stop, the tail would seem to stop growing.
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post #6 of 11 Old 03-09-2010, 10:03 AM
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MTG works great and its cheap! Wear gloves though when you apply it. Here is a link where I buy it!
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post #7 of 11 Old 03-09-2010, 10:46 AM
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MTG does work great... (and it smells so good... reminds me of bacon and makes me hungry every time I use it... lol)

3-in-1 Machine Oil works well, too (and it smells good, too... or maybe I'm just weird and like strange smells)

Other than that, I feel yor pain! My mare's tail doesn't hardly grow much at all (even iwth MTG and Machine Oil... it just gets thicker and thicker...... it gets a certain length and brooms out... Lol, but I've learned to love it.

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Yay for MTG!
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post #9 of 11 Old 03-09-2010, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Ok thanks guys. I got some mtg and put it on tonight. We will see how it turns out. I also loosley braided the end of her to stop the ends from breaking off.
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post #10 of 11 Old 03-14-2010, 09:23 PM
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10% sulphur gel on once a week works just a little better than mtg. But i still love mtg (it works best if you apply a little everyday.) Good luck!!! i am still growing out my arabs tail. he ripped it all out in a fience!!

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