Mane growth?

Discussion in 'Horse Health' started by cowgurlshorty, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. cowgurlshorty

    cowgurlshorty Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2014
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    2
    Hi everyone i have two horses who this summer got their manes ripped out buy wire cable fencing where I was boarding. (I have recently moved due to the fact the facility owners didn't care about my animals welfare only the money)
    My black mare had a gorgeous thick mane but now it has chunks missing and looks horrible,
    my paint had a thin baby mane and now looks like a foal with curly frizzy growth.

    I'm just wondering if anyone has had fencing rip mane out, I'm concerned their manes wont grow back in properly or at all, if any one has tips on what might help the hair grow back quick please let me know!?
     
  2. Mcdreamer

    Mcdreamer Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2011
    Messages:
    1,737
    Likes Received:
    2,838
    MTG I can't stand the smell so I use coconut oil instead. A good diet with a biotin supplement will help too.
     
  3. jojozwiebel

    jojozwiebel Senior Member+

    Joined:
    May 31, 2017
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    359
    Shave it off, feed BioMane, massaged coconut oil in.

    Braid when it gets long enough and use tail bags for tails. If you blanket, make sure the blanket isn’t rubbing.
     
  4. Mcdreamer

    Mcdreamer Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2011
    Messages:
    1,737
    Likes Received:
    2,838
    FootWise™

    Have had really good results with horses I have put on this. Not just for hooves of course! Coats were gleaming and good healthy mane and tail.
     
  5. Rhythm 'n Blues

    Rhythm 'n Blues Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2007
    Messages:
    20,312
    Likes Received:
    17,877
    Give them time to regrow. If the new place has good fencing & they aren’t sticking their heads through it, it will regrow.
     
  6. cowgurlshorty

    cowgurlshorty Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2014
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    2
    I live in Canada and can’t afford biomane the exchange rate is too high, or I would’ve already been feeding them that. I’d feel horrible shaving their manes off
     
  7. slc

    slc Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    25,112
    Likes Received:
    15,488
    Do not shave the mane off. It will stand up for a long time if you shave it. Just leave it alone and let it grow.

    Cutting hair off does not make it grow back faster. So it serves no purpose, just makes it stand up which makes it more prone to rubbing.
     
  8. Kristal H

    Kristal H Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2016
    Messages:
    2,611
    Likes Received:
    4,308
    I think the more long term solution to your problem might be why were the horses so itchy that they rubbed their manes out in the fence.

    Do you have midges in your area? Mosquitos? Could the horses have thread worm? Dry skin? Diet lacking in healthy omega fats?
     
  9. Rhythm 'n Blues

    Rhythm 'n Blues Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2007
    Messages:
    20,312
    Likes Received:
    17,877
    Or was the pasture simply greener on the other side???
     
  10. cowgurlshorty

    cowgurlshorty Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2014
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    2
    That’s what I thought, I hate cutting their hair, I feel horrible when I do that, I feel bad cutting a bridle path
     

Share This Page