How to stop and restore lost mane? - blog by Marta Kotonska, founder of Eqclusive
Horses during winter loose their manes (and tails, not as often) due to the fact that we constantly rug them. What actually happens underneath the rug is what makes the mane fall out!
The best idea is when you think of yourself wearing too warm a jacket and you start to perspire your whole skin starts to itch. The exact same happens to horses and with that they itch their body against things. Due to the fact that most of us forget to brush the mane and tail properly. By properly we mean that you actually stimulate the skin while you brush, the result of this is that our horses will itch more at the mane.
How to ensure that this will not happen?
The best solution is good grooming and using natural oils. Eqclusive created a specific pack called Eqclusive Dry Mane Pack that helps you with grooming that part of your horses better and also ensures that it has enough moisture so the horse will not itch!
We even created a video below:
After you groom the mane and tail properly it is worth spraying them with good, very moisturising conditioner. Conditioners by You & Your Horse are based on natural oils and they stay on the horses skin and coat for up to two weeks! What is great about this is that the mud and dirt will slide of a well moisturised mane and tail and with that you will prevent the damage to the hair.
Because those moisturising sprays are very different and not chemically charged you need use them in a specific way. We created a video to help you make most out of them:
What if my horses mane is super long and I need it in tip top condition for showing?
The above procedure will help also and will fully protect the mane. However when your marks are dependable on the look of the mane we recommend using Eqclusive Mane Protectors. Eqclusive Mane Protectors have been designed to use on mane plaits (5 in the pack for 5 plaits) that are already well groomed and moisturised. Mane Protectors ensure that the moisturise stays at the same level for up to 7 days and that the mane is protected in the best possible way. They are made of breathable material to ensure that skin and hair can breathe.
When you couldn't prevent the mane and tail falling out...
Now what you use depends on whether you want quick results or you are ok building up slower.
For quicker results we recommend Shapley's MTG. Original M-T-G is formulated to eliminate the causative agent creating the skin problems so it treats at the source to dry up and heal the affected area. Its special ingredients also condition the skin and hair around the problem area which promotes both healthy skin and hair regrowth. Original M-T-G keeps the skin conditioned while creating a barrier against the elements. It offers quick relief and visible hair growth in 3-5 days.
For results that are based on natural methods (no chemicals) we propose using the same procedure as shown before, using Eqclusive Dry Mane Pack you can build up the mane and tail as natural oils will help the growth of hair. Also by regularly brushing the skin around those areas you will help with circulation and that speeds up the hair regrowth.