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post #1 of 10 Old 07-08-2014, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Secret methods for mane growth?

Okay everyone so I'm wanting to know the fastest most effective way to grow out your horses mane! I know some people say you just have to wait patiently but I disagree I'm hoping you guys here on the forum can help me out? Even if you have your own "homemade" formula..if you don't mind sharing, please do! Or whatever you use for mane growth. The fastest and most effective PLEASE! Thanks!! And something that would work for the tail too.
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post #2 of 10 Old 07-08-2014, 08:28 PM
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There is a product called MTG that is supposed to help with mane and tail growth. I have a friend who loves it and swears it works. I cannot stand the smell and it is messy. Also if your horse is light skinned you have to be careful because they will get sunburn.
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post #3 of 10 Old 07-08-2014, 09:47 PM
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You can disagree all you like, but you can only do so much to help, and it still isn't going to be fast. Genetics and good nutrition is how you grow a mane. A balanced biotin formula is helpful, since hooves and hair both come from the same source. Gentle daily brushing spreads the natural oils throughout the hair, keeping it shiny and healthy, and also stimulates better growth. For those who say it pulls too much hair out, that is DEAD hair that comes out, unless you are really yanking on it. Dead hair is what causes tangles. As for the genetics part, well it's too late to do anything about THAT!
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post #4 of 10 Old 07-09-2014, 10:35 PM
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You can use MTG - it smells but worked on my mare for her tail (she was having trouble swatting flies, hers was so short). Massage it in like a conditioner, then let it dry and braid it. There's not really a "magic" way to grow hair, though...MTG can work but it does take time. Keep the mane/tail clean, tangle-free, and conditioned. Sometimes trimming dead-ends will also help it grow more evenly.
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post #5 of 10 Old 07-09-2014, 11:04 PM
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Eqyss products!! I too disagree about waiting for it to grow. There has to be a way to make it grow faster!! My strategy has been eqyss products in the summer and mtg and flax in the winter! If nothing else, I always get compliments on how good my horse smells:)with eqyss NOT mtg:)

Oh and I agree about trimming dead ends on the tail, I believe that definitely helps
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post #6 of 10 Old 07-09-2014, 11:54 PM
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If there really was something effective, it wouldn't be a secret.
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post #7 of 10 Old 07-10-2014, 10:33 AM
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You can protect the mane so it doesn't get ruined, you can feed the horse appropriate stuff so he's healthy and hair/mane/hooves grow in good shape, you can waste money on every possible product on the market.

But there's no "secret recipe". The mane will either grow or it won't.
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post #8 of 10 Old 07-12-2014, 08:23 AM
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When I first got my horse, his mane was short and uneven and scruffy. All I did was brush his hair either daily or whenever I got out to do it and his mane has evened out and no scruffy was at all.

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post #9 of 10 Old 07-13-2014, 01:18 PM
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Time, patience, and healthy hair care hair moisturizer combined with an oster mane and tail brush. And remember, ripped sounds when brushing the mane and tail are bad. It take careful picking out from bottom to top. Fingers are necessary for some knots. But the key is time and patience and, of course, they've got to have the right genes. It took me two years took get my boy's mane and tail looking good.
Edit: And a well balanced diet. All the grooming, genes, and products won't get you anywhere if you don't feed your horse right.
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post #10 of 10 Old 07-14-2014, 04:52 AM
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you know Harrison Howard rugs and fly masks? I think they are useful for horse's emotions, I used it for a long time. Quite good. Hope it will be helpful for you.
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