• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Embarassed to ask, but.. ways to get hair to grow back quickly?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Embarassed to ask, but.. ways to get hair to grow back quickly?

    I was experimenting with my mare's haircut today, and I don't really love what I did.

    She's got a roached mane, but I USUALLY leave 1 inch or so of mane, always. Today I decided to roach her all the way down to the skin, and I'm not really liking it. It does NOT look bad, you don't look at her and cringe or anything, I just don't really like it.

    So, COTHers, are there any ways to get the hair to grow back a bit faster? I'll be MTG-ing it a bit, I think. Other suggestions?
    Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!

  • #2
    As long as she's not lacking something nutritionally, there's nothing you can do to make it grow back faster.

    If she's lacking in protein or perhaps biotin, adding more might make hair grow faster.

    Comment

    • Original Poster

      #3
      Originally posted by Simkie View Post
      As long as she's not lacking something nutritionally, there's nothing you can do to make it grow back faster.

      If she's lacking in protein or perhaps biotin, adding more might make hair grow faster.
      Her diet's pretty good, and really her hair grows pretty fast just on it's own, but I was wondering if there was any way to speed the process up even a bit more.

      I've heard increased circulation = increased rate of growth, so I wonder if gently currying the area would help?
      Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by sublimequine View Post
        Her diet's pretty good, and really her hair grows pretty fast just on it's own, but I was wondering if there was any way to speed the process up even a bit more.

        I've heard increased circulation = increased rate of growth, so I wonder if gently currying the area would help?
        Won't hurt and might help. You should curry half of it to see if it makes a difference! Your own little science experiment...

        Comment

        • Original Poster

          #5
          Originally posted by Simkie View Post
          Won't hurt and might help. You should curry half of it to see if it makes a difference! Your own little science experiment...
          Then she'll have half a buzzcut and half a mohawk!
          Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!

          Comment


          • #6
            The famous, one and only Tincture of Time.
            Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

            Remember the horse does all the work, we just sit there and look pretty.

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by sublimequine View Post
              Then she'll have half a buzzcut and half a mohawk!
              But you'll be able to take pictures and market your New! Improved! Miracle Method of Regrowing Hair (tm)!

              I'd be shocked if currying vs not currying made a difference AT ALL. I'd bet money there'd be no difference But, hey...if it makes you feel like you're doing something to help, go for it

              Comment

              • Original Poster

                #8
                Originally posted by Simkie View Post
                But you'll be able to take pictures and market your New! Improved! Miracle Method of Regrowing Hair (tm)!

                I'd be shocked if currying vs not currying made a difference AT ALL. I'd bet money there'd be no difference But, hey...if it makes you feel like you're doing something to help, go for it
                Hmm.. and I will invent a special deluxe curry comb.. the MIRACLE HAIR GROWTH CURRY, for 5 easy payments of $39.99...

                ..I'm sorry, what were you saying?
                Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by sublimequine View Post
                  I'll be MTG-ing it a bit, I think. Other suggestions?
                  Okay- but please be careful with MTG- I tried it on my mare and it burned her...bad burn, blisters - poor girl.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I have had luck growing hair rapidly on a rubbed tail using Rainmaker or Absorbine Hooflex Liquid (contains neatsfoot oil, turpentine and pinetar - common ingredients to both and I think that is why it works so well). It definitely makes the hair come in faster than normal. I'm not sure how it would work on a mane - different skin in that area.

                    My horse is very sensitive to MTG so I can't use it on him.

                    Comment

                    • Original Poster

                      #11
                      Originally posted by gloriginger View Post
                      Okay- but please be careful with MTG- I tried it on my mare and it burned her...bad burn, blisters - poor girl.
                      I've used MTG before, and she's okay with it. I know quite a few horses who aren't, so thanks for the heads up, either way.
                      Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        www.nustock.com

                        Kind of like MTG on steriods. It blows MTG out of the water IMHO, pricewise and results-wise (just don't buy from that website....it seems to be cheaper anywhere else). It has WAY more sulfur in it. Not good from a stench standpoint, but as far as effectiveness it just can't be beat. I used it on a horse with a ton of bite marks and regretted it only because the marks grew in practically overnight with shiny, slick hair while the rest of his coat was his nasty winter fluff yet to shed out. All it contains is mineral oil, pine oil and sulfur. Awesome stuff.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by merrygoround View Post
                          The famous, one and only Tincture of Time.
                          Can you get that in SmartPaks?
                          Don't fall for a girl who fell for a horse just to be number two in her world... ~EFO

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Texarkana View Post
                            Can you get that in SmartPaks?
                            LOL...when my mom was a kid, she was responsible for dinner dishes. She was told to use "elbow grease" on a particularly crusty pan. She looked all over the house for it!

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by meaty ogre View Post
                              www.nustock.com

                              Kind of like MTG on steriods. It blows MTG out of the water IMHO, pricewise and results-wise (just don't buy from that website....it seems to be cheaper anywhere else). It has WAY more sulfur in it. Not good from a stench standpoint, but as far as effectiveness it just can't be beat. I used it on a horse with a ton of bite marks and regretted it only because the marks grew in practically overnight with shiny, slick hair while the rest of his coat was his nasty winter fluff yet to shed out. All it contains is mineral oil, pine oil and sulfur. Awesome stuff.

                              AMAZING STUFF!
                              --Luck is what happens when preparedness meets opportunity--

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by sublimequine View Post
                                I've heard increased circulation = increased rate of growth, so I wonder if gently currying the area would help?
                                Even if it doesn't, she'll have a lovely and healthy "scalp".

                                No more dandruff for her!

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  Genetics, nutrition, and circulation affect hair growth.

                                  Can't do much about the genetics.

                                  If you've got her on a balanced diet, you're good there.

                                  Massaging the area can increase blood flow--which is one reason that people *think* MTG is so fabulous--as they massage it in, they're stimulating blood flow bringing nutrients to the area.

                                  Massage is about all I'd do.

                                  I'm sure you already know this...but lots of horses are allergic to petroleum based products like MTG or oil based fly sprays. I'd be careful to spot test first. Known far too many people who have applied MTG only to have an entire tail or mane fall right out and chemical type burns to boot.
                                  A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

                                  Might be a reason, never an excuse...

                                  Comment

                                  • Original Poster

                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Char View Post
                                    Even if it doesn't, she'll have a lovely and healthy "scalp".

                                    No more dandruff for her!
                                    She can be on those dandruff shampoo commercials, as a spokes-horse!
                                    Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      funny

                                      I would not recommend this, but my ferrier told me to use bacon grease! I just thought this was funny. I don't know if he was just playing with me or not. Boy would that smell awful.

                                      Comment

                                      • Original Poster

                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by busterwells View Post
                                        I would not recommend this, but my ferrier told me to use bacon grease! I just thought this was funny. I don't know if he was just playing with me or not. Boy would that smell awful.
                                        Well I do call my mare my "little piglet"...

                                        MTG smells like bacon grease, I wonder if there's a correlation there.
                                        Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X