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    03-18-2012, 01:39 PM
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Foal
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Hi everyone...is there something that I can use to make
The mane grow more ...the mare that I have seems like its really
Not doing much ...
     
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    03-22-2012, 06:03 AM
  #2
Trained
Well balanced nutrition & amino acids/omega 3s. Hair is effectively the same material as horn & skin, so if a hoof supplement fits your horse's bill to supply what he's lacking/imbalanced in, that should help.
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    03-24-2012, 08:16 PM
  #3
Started
MTG. Also what loosie said.
     
    03-27-2012, 08:57 PM
  #4
Green Broke
Some horses just don't have the genetics to grow a long, thick mane. However, providing supplements that promote healthy skin/hair/hooves will help get the fullest potential.
     
    03-30-2012, 04:41 AM
  #5
Weanling
Hello and welcome to the forum,
Does your mare seem like her hair is not growing or is she scratching out whats there?
I started giving my horses extra fat in the diet and that seemed to help. One of the rescues I got had a really scrubby mane and super short scrubby tail when I got her. I wormed her and put her on a better feed with about 4.5% fat and both her mane and tail are growing in very luxuriously.

Someone said that some horses just are not genetically disposed to grow a thick mane and I find that to be totally true. Good luck :)
     
    04-03-2012, 09:38 AM
  #6
Foal
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Originally Posted by caseymyhorserocks    
MTG. Also what loosie said.
HAHA Don't you think that stuff smells like bacon grease? I had to use it on a farm I worked at...and I could never get that smell off my hands. I personally didn't think it helped, but I also tried to get them to change their feed protocol, because I thought it wasn't good enough for a breeding farm.

I agree with loosie too. I find genetics plays a part...a TB is not likely to grow hair like a Friesen. Hair is made up of protein...and if the body is deficient in that, the quality of hair growth is probably not going to be at it's best. So what's important? Protien, Fat, vitamins and minerals...and a happy horse...A balanced diet/lifestyle.
     

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