Rubbing off his mane
Well, Domino sticks his head through the pipe corrals and rubs it untill it just turns like a nasty black/gray color. Well the other day I noticed that he's starting to get a bald spot. His mane is really long and thick so it's gonna look horrible if he rubs a big chunk out. I guess I would just have to roach it..I just cant imagine him like that..What do you think?
(These are the only pictures I have of his mane..There from last summer so his mane is a little longer now)
I had a gorgeous sorrel mare that would turn her flaxen mane black with rubbing too :(
I would roach it... and maybe find out if there's a reason why he's doing it! Maybe it's itching but I've heard of rubbing as a vice of boredom too.
Try giving him a clove of garlic.It's suppose to stop itching. You give them one clove a day.Crush it up and place it into a mash,horsie salad,grain,or applesauce.
It's really good if your horse rubs it tail. Although you also want to make sure your horse doesn't have worms so deworming and then garlic would be good when it comes to tails.
Noooo! Don't roach it! He has such a pretty mane.. I wish my horse had that. He used to but I cut it for western pleasure, big mistake. It's slowly growing out now though. My advice would be to use MTG though. It helps the hair to grow out faster :)
Use some oatmeal shampoo for dogs..works wonders
I'm sure you've heard of it, there's this hood-type thing for horses called a sleazy. They're relatively cheap, and depending on which type you buy, they cover the shoulders, neck, and face. It can protect his mane so that it doesn't rub off. They're easy to put on. Just try that. Here's a picture of it: http://www.coolhorse.com/mm5/graphic...0001/05X98.jpg
Awe I am having the same thing with Hunter although i think it was his pasture buddy doing it. This his mane before and now it is a fuzzy dismal mess. We are going to have to roach it, he looks like a range pony:-(
I'm sure there are several names for it, but before considering roaching, please! Try the slinky/sleazy! It really will protect your horse's mane!
I have no choice, it is half gone and will never grow out the same. Not happy about it. If I was the OP I would try it though as he still has most of his mane. I wish I would have caught it earlier.
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