View Full Version : Pure Breed Arab looseing his mane
20th November 2009, 08:23 PM
My 23yr old arab stallion is and as been for the last 2yrs going bold on his mane its not being rubed out with his rugs he as bold patches and he as always had a beautiful mane .... I have tried every thin I spary hair conditioner mixed in water so it never tangles and pig oil which a lot of poeple use on fells and dales............. and now his tail is starting to go wispy ....... does anyone know anythin about that add thats on here ...........GROW 3FT OF MANE AND TAILS IN 8WKS????????????? I have had Abb since he was a baby the vet came yesterday to do his teeth and microchip him he said that his teeth are in exlent condition and he looks like a 12yr old ...........
20th November 2009, 09:18 PM
Ignore the ad's. They are a load of rubbish and usually scams.
How old is this horse? The ageing pattern can sometimes mean their hair starts to thin out, just like it does with us. My boy had a very full mane and tail, and it started to thin out when he was 23. He's now 32 and has an almost nonexistant mane.
What does the hair look like on his neck? Is it coming out and leaving bald patches, sparse all over, or is it breaking off?
If it is breaking off/short instead of completley gone, then he's most likely rubbing it out. Either that or another horse is.
If the hair is thinning out generally, it could be his age [if he is an older horse] or that he may have a mild skin/coat issue that is causing the hair loss. Either that, or the sun can play quite a factor in the skin being dried out and the hair being lost, however that wouldnt fit in with this weather. A similar condition to rain scald can cause hair loss, which is possible.
If his mane is coming out in clumps from the roots, then it is either being pulled out, or there is an issue with the skin, or maybe even mites.
Have you always applied lots of mane products or is this only while his hair has been falling out? what do you brush it with?
20th November 2009, 11:16 PM
hi.... no he does'nt rub and we are now on are own but saying that he is a stallion so never been with others were they cud get to his mane dont brush only when showing its not comin out lift the mane up and its bold underneath ......... Yes think you my be right... old age... but going to buy some hair restorer well it cant do any harm...... whats good for us is good for them ...thank for your imput .......dont know how to put smilies on.X
20th November 2009, 11:17 PM
If there is nothing medical that is causing the problem it just might be old age. There is a 27 year old mare at our yard and her mane has just been getting thinner and thinner over the years.
If it isnt medical then you could try Megatek. I know no end of people that rave about this so it isnt just going on advertising.
20th November 2009, 11:27 PM
Over use of any hair product can just keep weakening the hair, i would give it a rest and let it right it's self. When my other horses mane fell out, it didnt matter what was put on it, it kept falling out. I gave it a careful wash [i believed it was a mite-under-the-skin problem] and then left it at that. The hair stopped falling out and it regrew. I really would give it time to sort it's self out. Products can sometimes do more harm then good, especially human products.
Is he stabled, or has a paddock with posts? If he's anything like my oldie, he rubs his neck up the door frame. Never find any loose hair, but i know it's him rubbing it away on the stable door frame.
I would say there is a good chance it is just coming away with age. My old anglo mare used to have a gorgeous long flowy mane. In the end it got that sparse i had to trim it up as it got too whispy and looked a bit silly. Sad they have to get older :(
20th November 2009, 11:47 PM
I dont wash it as the old sayin is you take the natual grese out... the only thing he as on is pig oil and our hair con for britle hair mixed with water I spary it all over im his coat is like gloss.... but with doing that you dont get tangles we do it on the fell and he as mane, tail to die for but so did Abb at 13yr he does'nt go out much as he does'nt like the rain and mud .... thanks again for your input........X
21st November 2009, 10:59 PM
Suki's mane the mare I mentioned is definetly falling out with old age. She doesnt get stuff put on her mane nor is she washed that often, in fact Id say she has about a bath a year for the last 15 years! She used to have a double mane if you know what I mean but that has completely gone now and she only has one mane and it is very whispy.
22nd November 2009, 04:31 PM
I would recomend the Megatek, it is seriously good stuff.
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