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post #1 of 7 Old 10-26-2008, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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Question questions about my horses mane

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ok here is the story when i bought my horse he had an extremly short mane and it was cut off in places and un-even and very thin, the people who had him before didnt care for him properly, anyway, when we started to feed him right his mane got a little thicker and way longer, but its still short, and thin and still real choppy but im afraid to cut it because it will look a bad hair do-er so if i buzz it off will it grow back naturally like its supposed to be and maybe a bit thicker? then with all the good stuff should it get longer too?
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post #2 of 7 Old 10-26-2008, 09:41 AM
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I would cut it back to the shortest length it's at right now; that way it will start out evenly but still have some length rather then roaching it. I would start using a product called MTG by Shapely which is great for promoting hair growth. With winter coming (if you are in the Northern Hemisphere) it should look really good by spring.

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post #4 of 7 Old 10-29-2008, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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i've heard of the MTG thing but every time i want to get some everyone else has thousands of things to do so i never get the chance to go up to Alb. to buy some,
if i just cut it wont it grow back weird because you arent supposed to cut horses manes?...or are you gonna tell me i have to get some special scissors to cut it...
well thanks anyway!
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post #5 of 7 Old 10-29-2008, 02:23 PM
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Horses manes can be cut no problem. Its up to you whether you just want to trim it to make it even or if you want to roach it. With roaching you will have access to the crest to make sure its clean and have fresh, healthy new growth. If you don't have access right now to MTG thats ok. Either wash the mane and scrub the crest really really well and rinse it really really well or get a wet hard brush and scrub the crest and mane clean. What you want is to make sure the hair follicles are clean and clear so they do not get clogged which can slow hair growth. Then everyday scrub and massage the crest to promote blood flow to the roots. That should promote hair growth.
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post #6 of 7 Old 10-29-2008, 02:58 PM
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I use good hair cutting scissors to cut manes with. Just regular household or kitchen shears won't cut it or if they do will do a hack job.
Just cut it to the shortest point that it is now. As everyone has said it should grow out even as long as the horse doesn't continue to rub it off.

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post #7 of 7 Old 10-29-2008, 03:13 PM
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I agree with what everyone else has said except I would pull it to the shortest piece of mane thats there instead of cutting it. Cutting it, will make it stick up and it won't look nice as it grows back in. If the shortest piece is over 5-6 inches long, then you might be able with cutting the rest off to even it out.
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