Shapleys Original M-T-G

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Product Summary:

Shapley's™ Original M-T-G™

A time-tested, user-supported solution to both skin healing and hair growth, this oil-based product is easy to use for relief from rain rot, scratches, girth itch, sweet itch, dry skin, tail and mane rubbing, plus many other dermatitis problems.


  • Time-tested for both skin healing and hair growth
  • Treats a variety of skin conditions quickly and successfully
  • Creates a barrier against the elements while keeping skin conditioned
  • No need to wash off between applications
  • Made in the U.S.A.
For Product Label and MSDS Sheet, click on Manufacturer's Information to the right.
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Style Item Number Model Number UPC
8oz BKG01 6OZ MTG16 674422124301
Quart BKG01 QT MTG01 674422122185

Product Reviews by Customers

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I will keep using this product, it works!
I've used this product for many skin issues and have good results.
November 5, 2017
9 months ago
Good for so many things
This stuff is great. I've had horses for years and I work at a barn with 37 horses, this stuff is great for so many things. I actually use it on me too for hay scratches, mosquito bites or whatever else.
November 20, 2016
fabulous product, Heals all kinds of wounds.
We were told by a friend that MTG was a great healing product and ever since we first tried it we have loved it. It is good on everything from bad cuts down to very minor scrapes. We pair it with Wonder Dust, the Wonder Dust works great to seal it over and stop flys from eating on it and they both are fantastic healing agents!
April 10, 2016
Always at my barn
This is one of the products that I always make sure I have on hand.I use it on rain rot and other skin issues, also on their manes and tails in the spring and fall. Great stuff.
January 25, 2016
MTG works as advertised - a go-to product
MTG was recommended by folks at our barn for use on scratches and other dermal issues. It cleared up some rain rot and scratched on our Mare in just a few treatments. We will continue to keep MTF on hand for use on all our horses.
November 17, 2015
Best price
Best price I've found. Only used for two weeks but hoping to see results as many have claimed. Most people hate the smell but I love it!!
April 11, 2015
Love the product bt small size is very $$$
My horses got rain rot under the blankets... really bad one. Someone at the barn left a couple of drops of MTG in a bottle before they left, so after reading the directions and knowing it was not going to be missed I decided to use it on my horses. I was skeptical, but seeing hair growing back after 4 days of use I became a believer. So I ran to the store first and got a bottle asap. Then had a very generous offer with free (discounted by weight). I only got a small bottle for traveling purposes. Since I had used it on my horse's tails and even on my receding hair lines. I can't say enough, but now my local store has offered a price match and volume discount without any additional shipping fees, so looks like I will be shopping there. People commented
April 2, 2015
Product for many uses
I love the MTG product! I use it to detangle manes and tails, and it makes them shine as well! Summer itches are never a problem as I always keep MTG on hand! Moisturizes and conditions all in one. I wouldn't be without it! A bottle goes a long way!
January 22, 2015
Love it!
I really like this product! I was putting it on my mares main and tail about once a week for months. Her main and tail are both long and thick. I stopped using it for a couple months because I ran out and just didn't buy more. My mare started rubbing her tail so bad that she had a bald spot. I immediately started using the M-T-G again and she completely stopped rubbing and I could see hairs growing back within a couple days. It does have a weird smell and is oily but it is worth it to me. I now use it on all my horses.I have heard of horses having a reaction to it and their hair falling out. I always put it on my horses in the evening so it can soak in all night before they are out in the sun and I have never had a problem. Also when I am putting it on a horse for the first time I will just use a tiny bit on the dock of the tail and wait a few days just to make sure there is no reaction. Works great for growing hair on fresh scars too.
December 10, 2014
product works
I used this product on my two dogs which were having skin issues from outside and it has help clear them up
October 16, 2014
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MTG is amazing! This product helps my horses to maintain strong tails and gives them growth despite the significant number of flys and gnats that pester them throughout the summer. Prior to using this, my horses tails were thinning and breaking throughout the summer months.
T I on Sep 1, 2017
This is the only product I have found that really works for springtime tail rubbing.
Roberta S on May 25, 2017
MTG is amazing! This product helps my horses to maintain strong tails and gives them growth despite the significant number of flys and gnats that pester them throughout the summer. Prior to using this, my horses tails were thinning and breaking throughout the summer months.
T I on Sep 1, 2017
Best multi-purpose horse product I have ever found
LISA G on Aug 28, 2017
This is the only product I have found that really works for springtime tail rubbing.
Roberta S on May 25, 2017
rave reviews
PEGGY M on Nov 1, 2016
My trainer recommended this product to regrow a sorry looking mane.
JAN H on Oct 16, 2016
horse with exema needs it
Patti b on Jun 1, 2016
My rescue pony started loosing hair! this worked like MAGIC! nice price also
travis f on Apr 14, 2016
This stuff is the best for rain rot. Loosens the scabs so they come right off with less pain, soothing to the raw area and regrows hair quickly. I use it on hot spots on my dogs too.
JILL N on Jan 5, 2016
ALICE S on Oct 20, 2015
I've used this product for many years and it always works
Kathleen N on Oct 2, 2015
Works great an all around product great price
LAUREN R on Aug 28, 2015
My husband wanted to use this on a horse's mane.
MARIAN M on Aug 17, 2015
This is a great product to put on healing injuries to reduce or minimize scarring. It is also a great product for hair growth and a number of other uses. ALWAYS have this on hand.
Donna R on Aug 6, 2015
I have a shire that started to develop scratches. I tried a couple of other products and they didn't seem to be working. I started using MTG and immediately the itching was reduced and the sores started healing. I am using it on a daily basis now and my horse is much more comfortable. He also doesn't seem to mind the MTG being applied. A couple of the other products must have stung as he didn't want to stand still when they were applied.
Ron G on Jul 27, 2015
Dew rot
LINDA P on Jun 26, 2015
Because I love it!!!!
KELLY B on Jun 16, 2015
this works to stop temporary itching
MARY CLAIRE M on Jun 15, 2015
So this is my miracle product. My thoroughbred had an annoyingly short tail that wasn't growing. After about half a bottle of this (which you don't have to apply it religiously) and a good year, his tail is down to the ground. I've probably only applied it 15-20 times too.
VICTORIA B on Mar 16, 2015
Great on mane and tail, as a detangler and for growth.
RAVEN P on Feb 4, 2015
To help with growth of short hairs at the top of tail. Seems to be working wonders.
SUNDA L on Jan 26, 2015
Helps with my horses bald patches. She likes to scratch and rubs off her hair. A week or 2 of MTG and hair is already growing back. Works wonders on thin tails too. I use this after a scratch or wound has healed for fast acting hair regrowth.
Janet F on Nov 8, 2014
Great product! I was out and needed another bottle.
CAROLE P on Oct 11, 2014
so many uses for itchy horses, great product
GRETCHEN P on Sep 8, 2014
A friend recommended it.
Ann M on Jul 8, 2014
despite the smell,,its great stuff!
PAULA E on Jul 6, 2014
I chose M-t-g because it is a quick fix for any hair rubs as well as growing out longer manes and tails!
Jackie on Jun 20, 2014
Recommended by a high level dressage competitor, for increased mane and tail thickness and for issues with any fugal problem with her horses. Good enough for a experienced trainer who uses the best and most natural products she can, after good feed and supplements - I needed to try it as one of my horses has recently lost a lost of mane and tail hair and I don't know why.
Stephanie P on Jun 15, 2014
Granddaughter this its cool
CLEO L on May 24, 2014
To try using as treatment for rain rot bacterial skin infection
TRINA S on May 9, 2014
Reviews indicate many uses and figured it's better to be prepared for things ahead of time.
Sheila M on May 4, 2014
My standardbred mare has always had a super-thin mane and tail, and for the upcoming show season, i'm hoping to grow it out longer and thicker. I found this product recommended on forums and decided to give it a shot, especially for a low price.
KASSIDY W on Apr 1, 2014
well lets see what it does
DAVID H on Mar 26, 2014
Help to restore hair where it has been rubbed or chewed off.
CHRIS J on Mar 26, 2014
i works great best i found so far
CHARLENE B on Mar 20, 2014
This product really works as advertised. It helps to promote tail hair growth in length and fullness.
SANDRA T on Mar 19, 2014
Used it for years. Never cared for fragrance but can't afford the "plus".
Shirley H on Mar 16, 2014
great product!
Marianne E on Mar 16, 2014
a FB friend told me it was great for hair growth, so im trying it out!
MICHELE B on Feb 19, 2014
Hair growth
Bridget K on Feb 12, 2014
Best multi-purpose horse product I have ever found
LISA G on Aug 28, 2017
rave reviews
PEGGY M on Nov 1, 2016
Does this work for ringworm?
A shopper on May 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have only used Shapley's M-T-G for grooming and tail growth and it works great. However, as ringworm is caused by a fungus I believe it requires special antibiotics to kill it. The fungal spores live for many months and all grooming equipment,tack and stable or wood sufaces need to be thoroughly disinfected. Please consult your veterinarian for prompt treatment.
doe it work on dogs. Is it harmful if they lick it?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The product label shows this to be safe and effective on dogs and livestock:
Why can't I spray it on ?
Abe A on Jan 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Because it won't go through a sprayer without gumming it up after a couple of uses. Also, if you notice, you have to shake the bottle to mix the particulates in the bottle. Not a problem except that is what clogs the sprayer. I tried to use it as a spray (no one I know likes the smell of the product) but it ends up ruining spray bottles and is less efficient when applied that way.
I have a grey horse with scars/bald spots on his sides from bites from other horses. He also has a very thin mane and tail. Is this product safe for greys and will it help thicken his mane and tail and regrow those bald spots??
Samantha on Sep 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have a gray horse also and use this on his mane and tail only. It makes it very manageable.
Will M T G Help mites on dogs?
A shopper on Mar 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This product is not meant to be used on dogs, It is for equine horses, and ponies. It is used for relief from rain rot, scratches, girth itch, sweet itch, dry skin, tail and mane rubbing.