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Postby cow cow 592 » Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:13 am

how can i get my horses mane and tail to grow long thick hair??
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Postby Alan » Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:36 pm

Like humans you get the hair god gave you. It will help to take care of the mane and tail by brushing.
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Postby cow cow 592 » Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:46 pm

i brush it comb it and wash it regularley its healthey but it seems not to grow
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Postby Scotty » Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:20 pm

cow cow 592 wrote:i brush it comb it and wash it regularley its healthey but it seems not to grow



Some are just that way. My 24 yo geldings tail has never drug the ground. I have a 4 yo and his is. Comb and wash is the only things I can think of.


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Postby Alan » Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:37 pm

I have a half sister to my gelding, the gelding has a long flowing mane, his forelock is over his eyes and tail is about 6 inches on the ground, he's 4. His 5 yr old half sisters forelock has neve been more than 2 or 3 inches and a short mane tail is about a foot off the ground. You get what you get.

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Postby holly heifer » Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:34 am

:P yep, genetics! :P
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Postby cowspider » Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:18 pm

Appy's have poor manes for the most part and you can't do anything about it.
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Postby SilverCharm » Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:55 am

My friend's horse lost part of its tail because she tied his tail bag too tight. She started using this stuff called Original M-T-G and already it has thickened and grown a few inches. She also used it on her other horse who had a very thin tail. I couldn't believe the difference it made. Hope this helps!
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Postby Miss Daisy » Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:58 pm

The phrase "you get what you get" does apply here but you can do some things to enhance what you get. Using tail bags and "sleezies" help protect the hair and keeep it healthier. Too much bathing will dry out hair but gentle brushing and some mane/tail conditioners help.
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Postby flaboy+ » Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:29 pm

Extensions? :lol:
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Postby Gliderider » Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:41 am

flaboy+ wrote:Extensions? :lol:


LOL...suprisingly that is an option. Lots of show people use extensions on their horses tail. Don't ask me why. :D
MTG-Mane and Tail Groom. You can get it at most horse places, or by mail. It would never brush your horses mane or tail when they are wet. The hair will stretch and weaken, making it more prone to breakage. A product like Cowboy Magic detangler, will help with any tangles, so you don't have to pull so hard and break more. And like what Miss Daisy said, don't wash it too often. Dry = breakage. Good luck!
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Re: how can i get...?

Postby turn&burn92 » Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:08 pm

My 4y/o gelding had a really thin and ugly mane. It was long in some places and short in others. I finally got tired of it and roached it. It has grown back so long and beautiful not to mention it's so much thicker. On the tail thing, don't use a stiff bristle brush on their tail. It causes it to break off. Also, buy a good conditioner. I have had good luck with the Mane&Tail Conditioner. It can be found at any feed store.
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Postby Hippie Rancher » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:22 am

flaboy+ wrote:Extensions? :lol:


I've seen clip on forelocks
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Postby Hippie Rancher » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:23 am

cow cow 592 wrote:how can i get my horses mane and tail to grow long thick hair??

You can't - don't waste your money.
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Re: how can i get...?

Postby flaboy » Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:17 am

I would assume they would be like us. If you stimulate the hair follicles with massage they are supposed to grow better. Hasn't helped me a bit though.
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