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post #1 of 4 Old 02-02-2020, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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Tiny Forelock

My paint has a gorgeous mane, beautiful tail and overall very thick hair, but...his forelock is the thinnest and smallest thing I have ever seen. It's like the growth of it was completely stunted. It's so tiny that it completely knots up and it gets super hard to unknot. Does anyone know any ways to get it to grow without anything in his grain/food? Does it come down to just basic maintenance? It's currently too small to braid. Thanks in advance.

This whole horse girl phase wasn't supposed to last this long... oh well.
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post #2 of 4 Old 02-03-2020, 12:35 AM
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If his mane is growing very well, is there a chance you could grow out the furthest forward section of his bridlepath and comb it into his forelock?
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post #3 of 4 Old 02-03-2020, 12:23 PM
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Ive got two horses (out of five) that don't grow a decent forelock but have thick fast growing manes.
I've had them both for a long time.
Its the same all year round, they show no signs of ever rubbing at their forelock area.
I'm inclined to say that there is no way to improve it.

I'd suggest as above - try to draw some of the mane into what little you do have
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post #4 of 4 Old 02-05-2020, 09:30 AM
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Just like people they have patterns that are genetically predetermined. If he is not rubbing it out then no. No fixing it or making it grow. You can encourage what he has to grow and meet his full potential if he is malnourished in some way but if he is on a good feed and getting his nutrients met then there will not be a significant change. Considering the rest of his mane and tail are full and thick as well as in good health then perhaps a comb over would work.
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