How to Make Your Horse's Mane Grow Longer

A great mane starts on the inside.
A great mane starts on the inside. (Image: Jupiterimages/ Images)

A beautiful mane is a sign of a healthy horse, and that lovely mane starts on the inside. You can condition your horse's mane and tail to make it look its best, but growing a long and well-groomed mane requires that you focus on the nutrition your horse is receiving a well as its grooming.

Things You'll Need

  • Conditioner
  • Grain
  • Vegetable oil

Feed your horse a quality brand food with a least 10 to 12 percent protein. The protein in the feed helps strengthen your horse's hair coat, including the mane and tail.

Add a cap full of corn or vegetable oil to your horse's grain at each feeding. The fats and protein in the oil helps strengthen your horse's mane and tail.

Mix a quality mane and tail conditioner with warm water according to the instructions on the bottle. Coat your horse's mane with the conditioner and leave it on for the amount of time specified.

Rinse your horse's mane thoroughly to remove all traces of the conditioner. Condition the horse's mane at least once a week to keep it strong and help it grow.

Brush your horse's mane daily to remove tangles. This ensures it doesn't snag and get pulled out. Make sure to brush gently to avoid damaging the hair.

Tips & Warnings

  • Don't leave braids in your horse's mane. Braids can cause the hair to fray or be pulled out if it catches on something.

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