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horse_luver4e 10-14-2007 03:27 PM

Mane and Tail
Does anyone know of anything that really helps mane and tails grow? Any products or homemade remodies?

appylover31803 10-15-2007 02:26 AM

I've been using Santa Fe conditioner (its in an orange spray bottle and is used for mane, tail and coat) on my app and have noticed a difference. Her mane and tail seem to be growing a lot quicker and her tail is longer too

Vidaloco 10-15-2007 07:50 AM

I have used M-T-G with great success but it smells nasty. I guess you are putting it near a horse butt so smell shouldn't matter :P

LMW 10-15-2007 12:38 PM

I definatly agree with the above poster MTG. I find that it works best if you braid the mane and apply mtg either once or twice a week and the same with the tail.

appylover31803 10-18-2007 11:35 AM

ive seen MTG on here a lot and have no idea what it what is it and where can i get it?

Vidaloco 10-18-2007 11:51 AM


Originally Posted by appylover31803
ive seen MTG on here a lot and have no idea what it what is it and where can i get it?

Its Shapley's M-T-G (mane tail groomer) Here's the description from Valley Vet:
An effective, time-proven remedy for dermatitis problems. Highly recommended by veterinarians for a variety of skin conditions, Original M-T-G is a single-source solution for fungus, rain rot, scratches, mud fever, greasy heel, girth itch, dandruff, itchy skin and tail rubbing. An oil-based product that balances a drying and healing action with moisturizers, keeps the skin conditioned, creating a barrier against the elements. Offers quick relief and visible hair growth in 3-5 days and is ideal for use on skin where winter blankets have rubbed hair off. Does not require washing or water for application, making it ideal for cold weather use.

Also excellent as a leave-in conditioner/detangler for promoting mane and tail growth. Use on damaged, chewed-off tails for rapid hair growth, and on long tails to enhance fullness, condition and retain length. With just one application it will detangle, condition and dissolve dandruff, soothing irritated skin. As a mane and tail lengthener, the combination of ingredients in provides the optimal environment for maximum growth. Ingredients: petroleum, sulfur, zinc, glycerin

I get it from Valley Vet Follow the directions and do a test patch first to make sure your horse doesn't have a reaction to it. My horse gets dry skin on her tail, this really helps. It makes it easy to brush for weeks after application too. Remember a little goes a long way, and it does stink.

appylover31803 10-19-2007 10:55 PM

I'll look into it. I want my mare's tail to grow longer, but not getting much luck. I'll look for the MTG in the local tack store, and if they don't have it, i'll order it online. Thanks so much for letting me know what it was!

toosexy4myspotz 10-21-2007 08:57 PM

MTG works well for some horses but I have found that mixing water, listerine, and vinegor together make a wonderful aid to growing long manes and tails. I let that dry and then put conditioner on or if you dont want to put conditioner on them add a little baby oil to the mixture and that keeps the mane and tail soft.

appylover31803 10-21-2007 09:04 PM


I have found that mixing water, listerine, and vinegor together make a wonderful aid to growing long manes and tails.
do you know how much water, listerine and vineger? and what kind of listerine?

Vidaloco 10-22-2007 07:30 AM

I can see the listerine but vinagar? I would think that would dry the tail out. I use it for fly spray, I have heard apple cidar vin. is a great home remedy for tons of things so maybe hair growth is one of them :?

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