Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I GIVE UP!

OK Piper, you win.  We've been fighting this fight for a long time now.  Just when I think we're making some progress, I go out to find this:
A HUGE chunk of mane missing right from the middle. 

I've tried just about everything to keep her from rubbing her mane off.  MTG, witch hazel, even diaper rash cream!  Nothing works.  Once summer rolls around, she starts rubbing with a vengeance and this is what we end up with.

Oh, and to add to her "bad hair" issues, the top half of her mane falls on the right side of her neck while the bottom half falls on the left.  I've also been working on that, banding her hair on the top to train it to fall on the left. 

Nice Piper.  I don't think you'll be winning any beauty awards for that mane anytime soon!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder anyway, right?

6 comments:

The Barn Door said...

Oh bummer! She's beautiful anyway. My boy Dexter's mane fell that way too. Never could get it to go one way!

The Japanese Redneck said...

The dollar store has chloesterol creme. It's oily, and really helped my Star's tail.

Mane and Tail is good too, but more expensive.

You can also add a little bit of corn oil to her feed once a day to see if that helps her skin.

The Village Queen said...

Might as well roach it off, sometimes that helps it come in on the same side, (which correctly is on the right)
Baby oil is good for ichy horse skin...

Janice said...

Oh, I'd have to take it all off. But I don't have horses anymore *sniff* *sniff* so I'm talking out of school so to speak. Pretty horse anyway!!!

Crystal said...

That sucks, I am lucky so far I dont have any that rub thier manes real bad.

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Village Queen - we don't show our horses, so it's not important which side her mane is on... I just wish it was all one side or the other! :) I considered roaching it, but UGH, I think I dislike that look more than the chunk missing... OH WELL, the battle continues...