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post #1 of 14 Old 08-27-2011, 04:20 AM Thread Starter
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what to do with his 'do

My Reg Paint (appendix) "Blitz" or Western Sugar, has a funky 'do. Mainly his forlock-it is nice and thick AND frizzy-his mane is slightly the same, but not nearly as bad that it bothers me. Basically my horse looks like a big dork (does give him character, I guess). I am all for long, think manes (trying to grow his out) but what to do with it in the mean time? Can i get rid of the poof? LOL, I do braid his forlock sometimes, but it isnt the nice dainty braid you see on WP horses. Also the ends are starting to bleach out and turn brown; it isnt coarse, but rather light and fluffy. I am agianst pulling-what other suggestions do you have? or any tips, tricks, or grooming secrets, any products that help? Unfortunately the pictures do not capture the full extent of the poof, lol- it is MUCH worse then it looks in these pictures (all after much flattening), and I cant decide if I like it cuz its cute or, if it is TACKY, lol. Pics of the dork himself: Excuse my mom in the picture (dont tell her, she'd kill me if she knew she was on the internet, lol) ALSO, The Big Perch x is my mare Caddilac, she also has a REALLY long mane (forelock to her nose and mane probably 5" past her neck and a tale that drags on the ground, but her hair is heavy and course (and wavy but it lies flat.)
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post #2 of 14 Old 08-27-2011, 05:02 AM
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I do not know what your options are in canada but I have used some main and tail growth horse products both liquid form, that you can put on the hair, as well as some feed thru stuff.
I also lather my mares main in lotion --> do not know if it would be frowned upon, but it help add extra oil and keeps it looking and growing nice and healthy.
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post #3 of 14 Old 08-27-2011, 05:34 AM
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Hey, if you find a product that produces growth of new hair on the horse let me know. I could use a bit of hair growth myself, and if its good enough for the horse and works, i'll be a starter for the human trial. It can't make matters any worse.

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I do not know what your options are in canada but I have used some main and tail growth horse products both liquid form, that you can put on the hair, as well as some feed thru stuff.
I also lather my mares main in lotion --> do not know if it would be frowned upon, but it help add extra oil and keeps it looking and growing nice and healthy.
I have tried MTG to grow it when I first got him, it definately made it flatter, but looked really greasy and boy did it stink! I have tried a few things like Cowboy magic, spay on show sheen and human condition just rubbed through, oks for like 5 minutes, lol. The thig is, does it really look as bad as i think it does? I have had a range of comments like how cute it looks, how he has "pony" hair and that I better start pulling now, because he looks ungroomed (I pleasure ride only)
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looks fine to me....i mean i would rather have fluffy hair then no hair.

of course it would not matter in my world what their hair looks like so long as they could run, in others worlds it may matter but if you are just pleasure trail ridding then i do not see how that would affect anything
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Im jealous! Both my girls forelock is so thin and scrawny! Maybe your boy could share with them...lol! I like his forelock :)
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Haha, well I know a girl who used human hair serum & smoother & used a straightening iron on her horse... It seemed to work lol. Odd tho ;)
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Haha, well I know a girl who used human hair serum & smoother & used a straightening iron on her horse... It seemed to work lol. Odd tho ;)
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A straightening iron! LOL! that is horrible, hillarious, and fantastic all at once. Maybe I should ask my mother if she still has her crimping iron from the '80s!

I dont really mind it so much as I the people I ride with comment on it quite a bit, the all ride english and have impecibly groomed mounts, everything is pulled, shaved, trained, and sprayed. My horse gets pulled off the field gets brushed and thats it
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He doesnt look as bad as you think, hes rathe cute really, when i first got my little one his mane was a massive bush that just stuck up in the air (first pic) whenever i touched it my hands were left black and sticky , i brought some horse thinnig scissors and some standered mane and tail conditioner just the leave in one and with in about a week his mane was lovely and started to grown downwards instead of upwards (2nd pic after first time using the thinning scissors) remember thin it at the top not the bottom otherwise it will be a bigger bush i made that mistake Sorry for spamming your post with pictures. (remove if you want :))
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