Should I just cut it...? Mane rubbing D:
Selena had the most beautiful mane in the world for a long time. Super long, pretty, but not too thick to manage.
Well we turned her out in the big pasture a week ago and the next day she came back in with the middle third of her mane COMPLETELY missing. D: So now it's just two long pieces on some scraggly tufts directly in the center.
Is there a way I can recover this, or should I just cut it even and start over? It's not cold enough to put a hood on her yet, it's still so hot out, an she's rub off a sleazy and no stalls currently open.
If she is just itchy you could try spritzing some listerine on her mane. This helps kill whatever is making her itch.
My mare did the same thing. I kept thinking I could wait for the middle section to grow out then pull the whole mane to a medium length... but it never worked out and it just looked awful for a long time. She kept rubbing it in the winter, so it didn't grow back right. In the end I pulled her whole mane and it looks a lot better. I decided to keep it short (because I actually like the pulled mane look on her) but if I wanted to grow it out, I don't think it would have been that hard.
Hope that helped...
When it was messed up, I think this was 2+ years after she rubbed all the hairs out originally but she did it again earlier that year (for some reason the hairs grew back light grey):
I say leave it & just apply MTG until it grows out :)
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