Dr.Dan, my recently gelded 4 year old morgan is losing his mane, shedding the long strands,strangely not his tail.
I was told this could be from gelding at a later age, or a dietary deficiency???
Not from gelding.
Most likely protein.
Need better hay, grass or something most likely. Check out our feeding program (http://www.WhatToFeedYourHorse.com) In the magazine is an article as well on what to feed your horse.
In addition to the program, for now to arrest the problem I would also suggest our Hoof Check supplement. It will help hasten recovery because of some unique amino acids and other ingredients within it.
Thanks for asking!