Ok, so I know this has probably already been asked before but I wasn't able to find a post regarding this topic. My QH mare has a poor tail and what's made it even worse is that she has had sweet itch (now recovering) and has rubbed the hell out of it! So I'm wondering is there anything I can feed her to help her tail and mane grow quicker and fuller? Thanks in advance!
Flax seed and MTG. Flax you can get in a huge sack from a feed store. The MTG is a product you can find at your local tack store. It STINKS like bacon grease but it grows hair and cures just about any skin problem and grows hair like a weed. Besides that's, keep the tail clean and braided up in a tube sock. Attach pieces of yarn for a nice long fly swatter! Don't brush it unless you have washed, conditioned, and detangled it thoroughly. Every strand counts! Posted via Mobile Device
I agree, genetics does have a lot to do with it but good care can help a bad situation too. I use MTG on the roots of the mane and tail to help keep the skin healthy. That will help stop the rubbing off of the hair. I use a human hair oil on the ends to keep them from breaking off. I prefer Africa's Best Herbal Oil that you can get at Walmart. It's in the African American hair products section. I leave both the MTG and hair oil in and braid the hair.
I also feed ground flax year round. Not sure it it helps with the hair growth but it sure gives them a pretty coat shine.