The Top 6 Methods for Preventing Hair Loss in Horses

The Top 6 Methods for Preventing Hair Loss in Horses

When it comes to the health and appearance of a horse, a lustrous mane and tail are likely one of the first things we notice. I can't tell you how many times I have been at a show and a horse has been acting up and I still think to myself, well at least it's got a nice tail! Unfortunately, that isn't always the case. Sometimes it is genetics, but most of the time it has to do with the care and preventative measures we take as owners. Horses can experience hair loss due to various reasons. We get asked all the time how to prevent Hair loss, here are a few steps we always take:

1. Regular Grooming- Improve Circulation!

Grooming plays a vital role in preventing hair loss in horses. Regularly brush your horse's mane and tail to remove dirt, debris, and tangles. This helps improve blood circulation to the hair follicles and promotes healthy hair growth.

2. Protect from Sun and Insects

Excessive exposure to the sun's harmful UV rays can damage the hair and cause it to become brittle and prone to breakage. Provide shade or use equine-friendly sunscreen to protect your horse's hair from sun damage. Additionally, use fly repellents and fly sheets to protect your horse from irritating insect bites that can lead to hair loss.If your horse struggles with Sweet Itch, our Good Stuff Spray is an excellent treatment

3. Avoid Over-Grooming

While grooming is essential and we all love a fluffy tail; sometimes too much of a good thing, is just too much!  Avoid excessive brushing, as it can weaken the hair shafts and lead to breakage. Use gentle grooming techniques and be mindful of the frequency and intensity of grooming sessions. We recommend using our Good Stuff spray, or applying the Hair, Coat and Scar Repair to both manes and tails prior to brushing

4. Address Underlying Health Issues

Hair loss in horses can sometimes be a symptom of an underlying health issue. If you notice excessive, acute or abnormal hair loss, consult with a veterinarian to rule out any potential medical conditions such as skin infections, allergies, or hormonal imbalances. Treating the underlying cause can help prevent further hair loss. Often times bacteria and fungus grow beneath the surface and damage the follicles. You have to treat what you cannot see, before you can take care of the rest!

5. Minimize Stress

Just like in people; Stress can have a negative impact on a horse's overall health, including their hair. Minimize stressors in your horse's environment and provide a calm and stable living environment. Regular exercise, social interaction, and a consistent routine can help reduce stress levels and promote healthy hair growth.

6. Use Protective Gear

When participating in activities such as riding or showing, consider using protective gear such as mane guards or tail bags to prevent hair breakage and damage. These accessories can help protect your horse's hair from rubbing or getting caught on equipment 

How does MAVRIK Hair, Coat and Scar Repair promote hair regrowth?

Never one to shy away from a challenge, when we were asked if we could figure out a way to treat and prevent hair loss; we put on our research hats and got busy! We wanted to learn what caused the hair loss, whether mechanical, or biological and more importantly what do we target to fix it. Keeping in line with our mission to Treat and Prevent with an All-Natural solution, or first order of business was to research how we can treat this quickly and still be USEF/FEI compliant. We decided to stick with what we know, and use essential oils.

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts that capture the natural compounds and aromatic properties of the plants they are derived from. These oils have been used for centuries in traditional medicine and are known for their therapeutic benefits. Not all oils are equal, which is why MAVRIK products work so well!  We use Grade A essential oils, strategically sourced from around the Globe to ensure the best possible outcomes. The essential oils in our MAVRIK HairGro formula were specifically chosen to increase circulation-without caffeine and nourish, while ALSO  killing hidden bacteria and fungus, which are often the culprit hiding away from sight! Work FAST, Do no harm!

Our proprietary blend was researched and tested for months, before we felt it was ready to go to market. All of our formulas are 100% Essential oil based, USEF/FEI compliant, safe for daily use and we never use harsh chemicals. 

With Everything we do, our first order of business it to treat, prevent and do no harm. In most cases with daily application of Hair, Coat and Scar repair, you will see a healthy luxurious mane and tail and new hair on even the toughest scars. 

Treat. Prevent. Enjoy the Ride.



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