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xoxosalem 03-06-2013 05:03 PM

Mane and Tail Growing..
 
I will buy anything needed for my horse, I want him to have a long mane and tail for show season .. ( I will be doing Saddleseat)
I heard about MTG?
-Does it really work?
-Anyone have before and after pictures?

Tail Bags?
-People say it will actually make it thinner etc.
~ Is this true?
The braided tail bag or non braided is better?

Mane Bags?

-Braided or non-braided?
-What about the fabric that covers there whole neck.. does that work?

Helpp!
Here is him in October ~ Not using anything..
http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7a5cb5bc.jpg

This is March ~ Still not using anything
http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/...psce5b4e8f.jpg (Its about 2in off the ground..)

churumbeque 03-06-2013 08:33 PM

looks pretty long the way it is. I would be happy with how it is going and keep doing what you are doing.

ImpulsiveLucy 03-07-2013 01:46 AM

I have used MTG on my paint! I don't have pictures, but it seemed to work well. I used it every 3 days, and never covered his tail like it said- pasture horses would try to eat it.

Also, just keeping it clean and LOOSELY braided helps. I add Regis salon silk drops to their tails, and use a bit of showsheen in it. Gets expensive but all mine but the appy have AMAZING tails!

And remember- LOOSE braid!! it looks pretty tight now, keep it loose or else it will just pull out the hairs your trying to grow.

ImpulsiveLucy 03-07-2013 01:47 AM

Oh! and Don't braid around the tailbone either! It just pulls out the hairs your still trying to grow.

hollyw9 03-12-2013 03:06 PM

This is great! I was just looking for advise on growing my friends friesian main and tail longer. I have her main in breads but have not done her tail. I also am a hairdresser so that helps. I also have the Redkins antisnap also works great for people hair too. I will try that for her friesian. About how long should you keep the braids in? My friend leaves hers in for about a month. I really don't like that, but again not my horse and I also could be wrong. And what is MTG? Sorry if that's a stupid question. But it's been about 20yrs being in the horse world and picking up the lingo is a little slow. Thanks

hollyw9 03-12-2013 03:08 PM

Oh and your horse looks great!

hollyw9 03-12-2013 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by hollyw9 (Post 1934637)
This is great! I was just looking for advise on growing my friends friesian main and tail longer. I have her main in breads but have not done her tail. I also am a hairdresser so that helps. I also have the Redkins antisnap also works great for people hair too. I will try that for her friesian. About how long should you keep the braids in? My friend leaves hers in for about a month. I really don't like that, but again not my horse and I also could be wrong. And what is MTG? Sorry if that's a stupid question. But it's been about 20yrs being in the horse world and picking up the lingo is a little slow. Thanks

*mane sorry I have spelling issues. Thanks
:lol:

franknbeans 03-12-2013 03:28 PM

Well, I braid my guys tail with a long strip of sheet in it....tie it up (below the bone of course), wrap it in vet wrap and leave it in during the winter......which keeps the ice and mud balls from breaking it. I have tried MTG, and hated it......but I started using a mane and tail moisturizer that is cheap and works really well-every time I ride-it has helped for sure. I do bang mine, as I have a reiner, but his mane has grown hugely with the conditioner. It is this stuff:
Healthy Haircare Moisturizer | Dover Saddlery

You dilute it is a regular spray bottle and spray it on before you brush every time. My reining trainer uses it and this is one of the horses he has and uses it on......
As you can see they also keep it braided much of the time.

xoxosalem 03-12-2013 05:14 PM

mtg
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hollyw9 (Post 1934653)
*mane sorry I have spelling issues. Thanks
:lol:

mtg is some oily substance that people can put on the horses roots in there hair and is said to grow longer, also I leave braids in for a week then wash and redo..

franknbeans 03-12-2013 05:15 PM

And MTG smells awful, and holds dirt and dust. Yuk. BTDT.


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