Testimonials

Original M-T-G

“I am just writing to thank you for producing MTG! It really, really, really does work! I couldn’t believe when I saw my Arab gelding’s rain rot disappear and his hair growing back in just four days after application! The stuff smells a little funky, but the conditioning properties are amazing. After I saw results on his rain rot, I put some on his tail and where the mane grows out of his crest. The hair is thicker feeling and it’s growing even longer! He looks like a new horse!"–Thank you so much.-Christy

“Our ranch raises Quarter Horses in the rugged terrain of Western Montana and I have never used a product that has worked as well as Shapley’s MTG. We have used it on our forty plus horses from broodmares to saddle horses. We had an epidemic of scratches, ringworm, and cinch rash this summer due to our drought and some poor hygiene at a trainers. Even on the babies that had not been handled; we put MTG in a sprayer and doctored their feet and in a week they were cured. I have never used a better, more efficient product. I have found it even works well on abrasions and rope burns. It is an incredible product. I would recommend it highly.”–-M.W.

I have a horse boarded at my farm that has sweet itch. She rubs her mane and tail off every summer. A friend of mine just introduced me to your product. I just wanted to let you know it works great. I used it on her tail, which she rubbed down to the skin. I used it for a week and immediately saw results. Now her tail looks good. I also used it on her mane, which she started to rub again. I am pleased to have been introduced to your product.––Carol

I found an interesting use for the M-T-G… In ND the mosquitoes are HORRIBLE!! Nothing will keep them of the horse, or so I thought. I was putting M-T-G on my horse(he has thin tail issues) when I noticed the skeeters weren’t going where I’d put the M-T-G. So I applied it to his body with a brush and did a head to toe body cover with the M-T-G and it worked beautifully! The horses were happy too, let me tell you!!–Love this product!!–M.B.

Content I used your M-T-G on my gelding with a patch of what the Vet said was some sort of fungus. I had tried everything else I had heard of with no results. So I ordered some M-T-G, and put some on my gelding. Well, there was a death in the family, and the truth is I forgot about it for about 10 days (I did remember to feed him though!). When I checked it 10 days later, after only one application, the fungus was nearly gone! So I tried it on a bald scar on his neck....you guessed it, the M-T-G grew hair back on that scarred spot, and now the scar is covered. Later, my friend's mare had a similar problem. I gave them some of my M-T-G to use on her, and it was cleared up right away. I recommend your products every chance I get. –Thanks!-H.W., Malin, Oregon

I originally purchased the M-T-G for tail rubbing and mane chewing my horses do. My mare has had “cannon kurtosis” on her rear legs for years. I’ve scraped the patches off and applied other products for years. The vet said it was just something that never went away. I decided to try the M-T-G on them, I dabbed it on and rubbed it in. In five days, they were gone.–Thanks!! –R.B.

“Thank God we have found you guys again! I have used it for everything from rain rot to ‘mud fever’ and it has never failed to work in less than 3 days. Not only does it help, it literally makes the problem disappear. It really works on rain rot and any kind of surface dermatitis.. Even when I don’t know what it is, I know Shapley’s M-T-G will take care of the problem. Forget all those special shampoos and treatments - M-T-G does it all!!”–-D.M.

I’ve been using your M-T-G and Natural Elegance for a year and I am impressed. I’ve become the official groom at fort Worth’s Hacienda Del Rio, a down home ranch that raises Peruvian Paso’s. I’m so impressed with Shapley’s M-T-G. Results on dermal fungal conditions are remarkable! Since I am also a physician (only in my spare time) I often “diagnose” the horse skin condition. The running joke is that I only have “one diagnosis”, But, It’s okay…because I only have one treatment…M-T-G!––Dr. E.M.D.

“I have been fighting mud scratches on my Tennessee Walking Horse’s back legs for the last two years. Nothing ever cleared the condition completely and I was very frustrated. Then my friend got me a bottle of MTG to try. In less than a week of daily application, the mud scratches are gone—TOTALLY GONE! I went over her entire body and looked for other suspicious areas and used the MTG on them, as well. WOW! Even a few old scars are smooth and showing hair regrowth. Plus, even though the product smells like bacon to me, it doesn't attract flies. I can’t thank you enough for retailing this fine product.–-Kathy

I just wanted to tell you what a fan I am of MTG. I have gypsy cobs, and they have lots of feather, I have used MTG as a preventative measure for scratches, and for a mare that I have that has gotten scratches like symptoms. It cleared it up wonderfully. Thank you for such a terrific product!!––M.O.

I loved the M-T-G on tails and was very impressed when I used it on a spot that was rubbed bare by a blanket. I love the new spout on the bottle. It makes it so much easier to get the dock of the tail. What a wonderful product.–– D.I.

Since about 1998 I've been using MTG on my Friesians, mostly for skin problems in their feathers. It has worked very well and I have recommended it to countless Friesian owners since. As the contact person of a Friesian studbook chapter I often get this questions and always recommend MTG as I know it does the job. I have even gotten local tack stores to carry it and they can't keep it on the shelf!–-D.I.

Hi everyone at Shapley's! Thank you so much for making the Original M.T.G.! My gelding had really bad fungus on his hind legs and face, and he would rub his tail all the time. I TRIED EVERYTHING!! I used the super expensive products just to name one, the Equus line, and nothing worked, that is until I tried the Original M.T.G I would NEVER use anything else for fungus. IT IS FABULOUS!!!! Thanks again for making such a great product,–Thanks! -L.L.

“I am writing you to thank you for marketing your Original M-T-G. My horse Rusty had many different skin ailments, Rain Rot, Girth Itch, Fungus, Dandruff and last but not least, Tail Rubbing. For years, I tried different products even consulted two vets. They recommended shots of some sorts. Many dollars later, Rusty still had his skin problems. Rusty is now skin aliment free, thanks to your product Original M-T-G. Skin ailments are not only unsightly, but painful to our horses. Original M-T-G also seemed to relieve Rusty’s skin discomfort as he healed. I have never found another product which worked so well in healing Rusty’s skin aliments.”–-H.B.

“Just a quick note to say how amazed I am with your Original M-T-G. My horse has been suffering for a couple of months with ‘scratches’. She has been on antibiotics two separate times, numerous scrubs and soaks with a betadine or other scrub and the condition just has continued to either get worse or remain the same. I borrowed a small amount (from a friend) expecting to see no change and in 1 day’s time, it actually seemed like scabs were softening and I could see some pink skin. In two applications, 3/4 of the large scab is gone!! Needless to say, I am thrilled, because I have tried EVERYTHING. It’s a miracle! Thank you!” –-R.K.

Re: Sweet Itch. “Here’s a sampling of insect repellents, insecticides and anti-itch products that will help you declare war on sweet Itch. Shapley’s M-T-G. Nontoxic; works well to repel biting insects, even though there are no label claims to this effect also helps heal affected skin.”–-K.H., D.V.M., MS -Horse & Rider

I would like to thank you for making such a wonderful product. My husband and I own a 2yr old ""immune system"" challenged paint colt, that my husband rescued at a horse auction as a 4-6week old foal. This colt had the worse case of scratches that I have ever seen this spring. We tried everything recommended by our vet - betadine scrubs, nitrofurazone, vinegar washes..etc. You name it, we tried it. The scratches progressed to the point that they spread onto his hind quarters and then he developed ring-worm. I tried something for the ring-worm and he lost large patches of hair. It was awful. Our vet recommended putting him down. We changed vets and our new vet started him on immune system shots. That's when a friend told me about MTG. Within 4 days of starting MTG, we could see new hair growth. The pictures attached are approximately 5 weeks apart. The colt still has some challenges ahead and we are still using your product. I have gone through 21/4 bottles, but would highly recommend it to anyone with scratches, ring-worm or rain-rot. Your product has been a "miracle" for him. –-M.H.

Just wanted to let you know that MTG is not only great for horses but cattle too! We had a heifer brought down from Illinois, covered in ringworm. We tried everything to get rid of it. Finally we tried M-T-G, and saw results almost right away. Her hair came back in, and she looks great! Thank you so much, it got her back in the show ring!–-J.B.

I bought MTG to use on a horse who had terrible old ringworm lesions. The skin was like leather and hadn't had hair in it for a very long time.. I dabbed it with the MTG once and then came cold weather, so I didn't go out and touch it again for about 3 days. When I went to check on the horse I found hair everywhere, and lots of it.. I almost fell over on the ground. I don't know what is in this stuff, but it works.–-J.E.

I have a 6-year-old horse that acquired a serious leg injury as a yearling. He was totally hairless on his back lower right leg for five years. I decided to give MTG a try and within two weeks the hair started growing back in. It has now been about three months and his leg is almost totally covered with hair. There is only one spot, about an inch wide by three inches long that has not filled in with hair. I'm simply amazed at this product!–-L.S.

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Testimonials For NEW Original M-T-G

The NEW Original M-T-G plus is wonderful! The new fragrance is so light and herbal smelling and it works just as well as the Original M-T-G. I needed to use some on the inside of my dog’s back legs to treat a hot spot that was bothering her. I put it on her right before bed (she sleeps with me near my head) and the smell didn’t bother me at all. In fact I hardly noticed any smell at all! A definite improvement over the Original M-T-G. And the best part is that it completely cleared up her trouble spot by the next morning! She was no longer tying to chew on her legs to get at the hot spot as all the redness and irritation were gone. Thank you for improving on such a wonderful product that I didn’t think could get any better!–D.B

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Hi Shine

I just wanted to drop you a little note about 3 of your products. I absolutely love you high shine shampoo, I have used many other shampoos for my horses and none of them leave the horse feeling as soft and silky as High Shine. The thing I like the most about the High Shine Shampoo is that it doesn't dry their coat or their skin out leaving them to appear dull and dry looking. I recently bought a horse that was not cared for in the standards that I care for my animals, her coat was very dull, her mane and tail were very dried out and brittle. I was totally amazed at her appearance after just 1 washing with the High Shine Shampoo, she was shiny and very silky feeling. I used your Natural Elegance Conditioner on her mane and tail, wow, what a difference, her mane and tail were easy to comb thru, and seemed to have better elasticity. I have been using you Magic Sheen on her also, the thing I like best about this product is that it actually repels the dirt to keep the horse cleaner for a longer period of time. I have always been a user of Show Sheen on my horses, but Magic Sheen seems to give them a better shine and doesn't seem to leave to build up on the hair like Show Sheen. I would recommend these product to anyone they are absolutely fantastic––B.S.

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Easy-Out

“Easy Out is amazing! When we go to shows, he always seems to find the dirt so we always have a bottle handy. It makes him show ring ready quickly! Thank You!” –- C.V.

“I love this stuff! My paint’s back legs get soaked with urine. Easy Out removes the stain and the stink!”–-.B.W.

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EquiTone

I have thoroughly enjoyed the color enhancing shampoo. No other compares to the quality of color and the shampoo itself. Keep up the good work!––P.S.

“Whoa! After several applications...her horses shimmered. There was no doubt that coats looked richer, cleaner and more brilliant in the case of grays and didn’t dry out despite show-season frequent baths.”–-Practical Horseman

I just wanted to let you know how great your MTG & Whitening shampoo are... I have an imported Pure Spanish Andalusian stallion, BUHONERO 1 that was 2003 & 2004 USEF Horse of the Year in Halter, Performance and Amateur, along with 2004 IALHA National Champion and 2004 Champion of Champions under the Spanish Military Judge, Col. Bobi. I believe that the MTG keeps his mane, tail & forelock in show condition year round! I NEVER have to keep it braided & risk having it break off since it doesn't tangle!!! The Whitening shampoo truly brings out his metallic brilliance to where I DO NOT use a finishing shine spray""!–-B.H.

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Show Touch Ups

I show a flashy paint gelding and I have never been able to show off his beautiful 4 white socks. That is, until I saw your Show Touch Up spray advertised. I bought it and have been so impressed ever since! I look forward to purchasing more of your products. Thank you for making such a wonderful product and please keep up the great work!!––A.K.

Hello, I just wanted to tell you how much I love your Show Touch-Up's! I could not get a yellow stain out of my mare's white tail for a show and as a bit of a last result, I decided to give your product a try. I sprayed it on the night before our classes and the next day her tail was a beautiful, NATURAL looking, white and best of all, the judges couldn't even tell I'd used anything because her tail still flowed and moved freely. I will never be without a can of white Touch-Up for my mare and will also be buying black next year for my other horses. Thanks so much for this awesome product!!––S.Y.

“Our tester was really impressed with the difference the (Show Touch Ups) sprays made in her horses’ appearance. She’d always prided herself on turning her charges out looking as good as could be—but ‘whew’, she commented, ‘did they look great after I painted them!’ The color ‘brought back to life’ the sunburned, faded tails of several chestnut and bay horses in her string—and, as a bonus, made the hair look thicker and fuller. The black spray restored a gray mare’s age-whitened legs to their original dark contrast with her dappled coat. In all cases, the colors held up all day long without running or fading, even during a sweaty summer show.–-PracticalHorseman

I first encountered this product at a paint horse show where I needed a quick touch up and no water for bathing was available. The Mobile tack shop suggested your product and I’ve been hooked ever since!!! We use it not only on our show horses, but our show cattle too!!! I am so pleased to find that I can order it online instead of picking it up at the horse show! How wonderful, keep up the good work.––K.B.

We personally have Buckskin that never enters the show ring without your black spray on his legs. I cannot tell you how many shops I have talked into carrying your products. If you are ever looking for a horse for any ads, we would love for you to consider ours. He is a world champion, and is gorgeous.–-K.W.

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Magic Sheen

I just wanted to drop you a little note about 3 of your products. I absolutely love you high shine shampoo, I have used many other shampoos for my horses and none of them leave the horse feeling as soft and silky as High Shine. The thing I like the most about the High Shine Shampoo is that it doesn't dry their coat or their skin out leaving them to appear dull and dry looking. I recently bought a horse that was not cared for in the standards that I care for my animals, her coat was very dull, her mane and tail were very dried out and brittle. I was totally amazed at her appearance after just 1 washing with the High Shine Shampoo, she was shiny and very silky feeling. I used your Natural Elegance Conditioner on her mane and tail, wow, what a difference, her mane and tail were easy to comb thru, and seemed to have better elasticity. I have been using you Magic Sheen on her also, the thing I like best about this product is that it actually repels the dirt to keep the horse cleaner for a longer period of time. I have always been a user of Show Sheen on my horses, but Magic Sheen seems to give them a better shine and doesn't seem to leave to build up on the hair like Show Sheen. I would recommend these product to anyone they are absolutely fantastic––B.S.

“Magic Sheen is the only shine product I trust on my horse and it works beautifully! It detangles quickly, leaves a high shine and I just love the smell. And it repels dirt better than any product I have used before without drying out his coat. My horse always stays much cleaner than his barn mates!”––S.S.

I am writing to tell you how wonderful I think Magic Sheen is. I used some that my trainer had to try and detangle my horse's mane. I sprayed it on and left it in overnight since it really was a mess and nearly hopeless. The next day I was ready to ""do battle"" with the tangles, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that they combed out very easily and without losing a lot of hair. Since I couldn't find Magic Sheen at a retailer near where I live, I found the company online and ordered directly. Thank you so much for your product and your help!––T.K.

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Hi Gloss

We just wanted to let all of you at Shapley's know how thrilled and pleased we are to have rediscovered your products. Most notably, the HI-GLOSS spray. It was an awesome finishing touch before going into the show ring, and it added that extra "something" to complete the picture. Thank you again for your quality products–-J.D.

For sheer show-ring glow, we don’t think you can beat Shapley’s Hi Gloss Finishing Spray. This aerosol-based spray is perfect for just before you enter the ring and our top pick.–-Horse Journal

“Hi Gloss is an awesome finishing touch before going into the show ring and it adds that extra ‘something’ to complete the picture. Thank you, again, for your quality products.” –– .J.D

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Mane Mousse

“I thought Shapley’s Mane Mousse was going to be too frou-frou for my pasture horses, but I agreed to try it anyway and loved the results it produced....Wow! All eight manes and tails were shiny and luscious. Contrary to their usual unruliness, the manes stayed obediently as though I’d properly trained them from day one (which I hadn’t) The braided manes and tails had Nicole Kidman-like waves; the banded braids looked smooth and free of short stragglers; the blow dried ones were fluffy and full; and those that were air dried had prominent natural waves. I’d definitely use this product on show day. But frankly, once in a while I get a thrill out of ‘moussing’ my Friesian horses for trail rides, too. Passerby often act as I did the first time: Wow!”–-K.H.-Horse & Rider

“She (our tester) says the mousse provided just the right amount of extra grip and control. Banding went terrifically easily, so did braiding. Both braids and bands stayed in place (even overnight to a next-day class). After she unbanded or unbraided, a simple brushing had manes back to normal look and feel. On the enhancement side, working mousse into the tail hairs added a bit of volume to the thin tail and puffed out the already lush tail of a stallion she was showing. The mousse delivered as promised, both as a control agent for mane management and as a pick-me-up for tails that needed pizzazz. And, unlike many other such products, it did not serve as a magnet for grit, sand or blowing dust. –-Practical Horseman, 1999

My friend Danielle and I are a pas de deux dressage team. We show often and lease two wonderful horses. We use your products before every show we go to, and we get wonderful comments on our dazzling horses. Our Favorite product is the mane mouse, it helps make such wonderful braids, which is very important at a dressage show. We want to thank you for making such wonderful products that help our equine friends look their best.–-L.A.

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Natural Elegance

We show Belgians and I have tried almost every product out there. Yours are the absolute best. I have all my friends using natural elegance now and am converting them to the oils as well. Keep up the good work.–-C.W.

I just wanted to drop you a little note about 3 of your products. I absolutely love you high shine shampoo, I have used many other shampoos for my horses and none of them leave the horse feeling as soft and silky as High Shine. The thing I like the most about the High Shine Shampoo is that it doesn't dry their coat or their skin out leaving them to appear dull and dry looking. I recently bought a horse that was not cared for in the standards that I care for my animals, her coat was very dull, her mane and tail were very dried out and brittle. I was totally amazed at her appearance after just 1 washing with the High Shine Shampoo, she was shiny and very silky feeling. I used your Natural Elegance Conditioner on her mane and tail, wow, what a difference, her mane and tail were easy to comb thru, and seemed to have better elasticity. I have been using you Magic Sheen on her also, the thing I like best about this product is that it actually repels the dirt to keep the horse cleaner for a longer period of time. I have always been a user of Show Sheen on my horses, but Magic Sheen seems to give them a better shine and doesn't seem to leave to build up on the hair like Show Sheen. I would recommend these product to anyone they are absolutely fantastic!––B.S.

Natural Elegance - love the smell! It's thick, so a small amount soften the mane & tail and the tangles comb right out. I also like the way my horses whole coat feels after applying. Leaves it shiny and soft to the touch, almost like he spend a day at the salon when I am finished!–-S.N.

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Mane and Tail Lengthening

My daughter's 4 year old paint gelding had destroyed his tail by rubbing each night in the stall. By the time we figured out what was happening, he basicaly had only a few tail hairs left. We searched for something to make him stop rubbing and to help the hair grow. We purchased a fake tail, only to discover that he did not have enough tail hair to cover up the fake tail attachment. Our horse is 16.3hands and loud with color, so to see a beautiful horse and then see only a whisp of a tail was not very impressive. We discovered MTG, not believing it would work, but it saved the show season for my daughter. Within weeks of using MTG we discovered we were able to hide the fake tail. And I believe that by next spring we will no longer need the fake tail.–-Thanks, M.T.

“My horse is shown on the IAHA Arabian. He’s a big Half-Arab who decided to start rubbing his tail last year. He rubbed it so badly that we were unable to braid it for competitions and it looked awful. Last winter, my local tack shop suggested your MTG product. I used it all winter and the top of my horse’s tail grew approximately 4-5 inches. This year we have been able to braid it beautifully and I have been asked to work on other horses in the barn with the same problem. I am very pleased with my positive experience with the MTG product.”–-A.N.

“I wasn’t a believer till I tried it...but MTG and a tail bag built the beautiful tail my horses grow right now. My QH colt’s tail has grown 3 inches in a month and is THICK. It is literally AMAZING! “–-M.W.

I have a 6-year-old horse that acquired a serious leg injury as a yearling. He was totally hairless on his back lower right leg for five years. I decided to give MTG a try and within two weeks the hair started growing back in. It has now been about three months and his leg is almost totally covered with hair. There is only one spot, about an inch wide by three inches long that has not filled in with hair. I'm simply amazed at this product!.––L.S.

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On Dogs and Cats!!!!

I wanted to drop a line and thank you for such a wonderful product. We actually use it on dogs that contact mange and it works wonders!–-J.C.

We have an old cat that had a bald spot on her back. All the hair was gone and it looked like some kind of skin problem. Our vet suggested keeping it soft with udder balm (a moisturizer for milk cows). That was a year ago. I finally decided to try MTG on that spot. After one application, three days later you could tell it looked healed and the hair was growing in! I think it solved her problem! I put more MTG on it just last night to make sure we got it.–Thanks!! -S.D.

I have a chocolate Labrador that suffers from skin problems. I've spent a small fortune trying to find something that would help him. This past Saturday, I went to our local farm co-op store and looked through the products they offered. The equine section had many more available products than did the canine area. I spotted your sulphur-based oil, and read about it. I decided to try it. Unbelievable!!! I rubbed my dog down Sat. afternoon when I got home with it. He actually had a couple of raw spots on his back. Not bleeding, but raw. Sun. I rubbed him down again with it. The spots were still reddish, but not as raw looking. Monday; yesterday afternoon, I rubbed him down again. No redness or raw spots. His flaky skin is clearing up too. This stuff has worked wonders. I am ecstatic that I found this stuff. I just wish I had found it sooner for his benefit and my pocket books benefit. When I get him totally cleared up, I plan on using it after I bath him and just brush it through his coat. Just thought you would like to know how wonderful this product proved to be for my dog.–– N.W.

Peanut had a bad sore on his foot and the vet gave him ointment and antibiotics to take for the spot. He had to wear a “cone” for a week so he wouldn’t irritate the spot even more. Well, that did nothing to the spot. I got the MTG out and within three days there was a remarkable difference in his sore. Toby came up with something similar on the side of his face and we’ve used MTG there as well and it is healing. We can’t figure out what is happening to the dogs, but the product has been great. I had a minute and thought I’d let you know about the dogs. –-S.H.

A young man at a co-op recommended your product. I can't say enough about how wonderful your product is. This not only saved my poodle from the aggravation of a hot spot but also saved me a trip to the vet’s office. My poodle is getting some of her hair back. Thanks for such a wonderful product.–-T.W.

Just a quick note to commend you on MTG. I've used it on my horses and dogs with great success. My dog is a "mutt-weiler," some kind of mixed breed. He weighs 95 pounds, is all brindle, coat like a German shepherd, head like a.... ? but not a pit bull. He seems to have extreme flea allergy dermatitis. If I let his flea treatment lapse and he would scratching incessantly, day and night. He would develop scabs on his back, just above his tail, from rolling and thrashing on the ground to relieve his itching. A few times, I clipped the hair from the area, cleaned it up and applied antibiotic cream. After success with the horse, I tried MTG. Wow. He stopped scratching right away. Clearly, it soothed his skin irritation. I haven't had to clip his hair or clear scabs from his back for two summers.–-C.M.

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