Everyone wants their horse to have long, luxurious manes and tails. Sometimes, however, it’s hard to know just what to do to get those beautiful locks growing. Here are a few tips for growing long, healthy manes and tails.
1 - Skip combing
Combs can be rough on manes and tails. They do much more harm than good. Often, they rip out hairs and cause breakage. Use a wide brush instead.
2 - Don’t brush everyday
Even when using a brush instead of a comb, you can still break hairs. Try not to brush very time you groom. I suggest only fully brushing out your horse’s mane and tail once or twice a week. Use a dandy brush daily to brush you hose’s dock off. This will remove dust and dandruff and encourage hair growth.
3 - Use detangler
Detangler is great for keeping mane and tails looking great and getting out those nasty knots. I like to spray manes and tails with detangled once a week and work it in with my fingers. I also always spray detangled before brushing.
4 - Supplement for hair growth
I am not a huge fan of store-bought supplements. However, their are several natural supplements you can feed to encourage hair growth. Omega 3 fatty acids are necessary for hair growth. Your horse can get these important nutrients from pasture, forage, linseed, flaxseed, black oil sunflower seed, paprika, and sea kelp.
5 - Braid
In the winter, when your horse doesn’t need his tail for flies, braiding can help a mane and tail grow out. Braid the tail in a large loose braid and the mane in several braids. It’s important to braid the top of each braid loosely so that it’s not uncomfortable for your horse. Take the braids out and redo them every couple of days.
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