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Blankets rubbing manes?

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  • TheFoxRider Original Poster
    Topics Started: 7Replies Posted: 28

    Any tips or tricks to cut down on a blanket’s neck cover rubbing your horse’s mane? My young horse’s mane seems to be holding up well so far, but I’d like to take preventative measures and have a plan should it become a problem.

    Thanks!

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    Everclear Everclear
    Topics Started: 1Replies Posted: 6

    I have had a lot of luck with using Shapley’s Original M-T-G for growing hair back on horses and dogs. I’ve used it on almost everything (mane, tail, girth itch, ect) The hair grows back thick and there are no signs the hair was ever missing. I like to comb it in with a wide toothed comb to avoid loosing any more hair.

    The one thing I would mention is it is greasy so be prepared to wear gloves when applying. It washes off fine with soap but being oily everything sticks to you on the way to the sink.

    I hope this helps :)

    jordyhudson
    Topics Started: 0Replies Posted: 4

    I had a horse that had a good 8 inches of mane rubbed out by his neck cover every year (I had to braid in extra yarn when I showed because it wasn’t long enough). I took a good look at his neck cover and found that the the seam across the top puckered right where his mane was being rubbed out, that’s what was causing the problem. I got him one of these to use instead of the hood http://www.sstack.com/Horse-Blankets-And-Sheets_Slickers/UltraFlex-Polar-Fleece-Lined-Lycra-Stretch-Winter-Slicker/. I only ever put the hood on him a couple of times after that, if it got really cold I would add it over the sleazy.

    TheFoxRider Original Poster
    Topics Started: 7Replies Posted: 28

    If things start to go south, I’ll have to take a look into a sleazy like that, Jordy- hopefully not, though! Both of my girls go out with three other horses and I’d prefer to not use something that could shift and impede their vision or hurt their eyes. I purchased some Mane and Tail detangler which is supposed to help with static and hair breakage due to friction – both of which are a problem for us at the moment. I truly love my hoods (one horse gets an intensely stiff and sore neck if left exposed to the elements, the other is partially clipped) and might have to just deal with the mane loss – it’s too cold up here in MN to go without!

    Thanks!

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