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to hog or not to hog

Discussion in 'Horse Care' started by ChloeAnWomble, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. ChloeAnWomble

    ChloeAnWomble Chloe and Merlin

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    Help everyone! this is my boy merlin! his mane has been munched away and ive given up all hope of saving it! not even half is left! so thinking of hogging, do people think it will suit him?
     
  2. Blue Moon

    Blue Moon Member

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    Noooo ;)

    Just keep trimming it will soon grow back :)
     
  3. Skib

    Skib Well-Known Member

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    In our yard hogging is used only for medical reasons. If there is a problem with the area of the neck lying under the hair of the mane.
     
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  5. carthorse

    carthorse Well-Known Member

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    This. Trim the rest fairly short so the difference is less marked, and if it's someone in his field chewing his mane then keep it sprayed with something that tastes nasty (though check it doesn't irritate his skin).
     
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  6. Mary Poppins

    Mary Poppins Well-Known Member

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    Hogging is NEVER the answer. I hate the look of hogged manes and you have to keep doing it to prevent the bog brush look.
     
  7. ChloeAnWomble

    ChloeAnWomble Chloe and Merlin

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    3/4 of the mane already looks hogged it's that short :( can't even trim to make it look less obvious without hogging him I've tried nasty tasting he rubs cause he hates anything being put on his mane so it's a loose loose
     
  8. carthorse

    carthorse Well-Known Member

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    Believe me there's a difference between looking hogged & hogged, particularly when it comes to growing it out! Trim the rest, it'll still be obvious but not as much so as if the rest is long - do we have a shot of the mane side? - & gently massage the chewed out areas with something soothing to ease any soreness & also encourage growth. The fact that he hates anything being put on it makes me wonder if the skin is irritated or sore so maybe something like aloe vera gel would help while massaging will improve blood supply & stimulate growth. Maybe something like a strong smelling, and therefore hopefully tasting, fly gel either side of his crest but not actually on the mane area would put off whoever is chewing him?
     
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  9. newforest

    newforest Opinion, a view not always based on knowledge.

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    I might shorten the rest to make it look more less nibbled and natural but not hogged.
    I don't know when you took the last photo by it suggests he could do with losing some pounds as well. :)
     
  10. Lissie

    Lissie Well-Known Member

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    Not to hog he's to pretty and cute looking. Just use something like megatek and wait for it to grow.
     
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