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    01-20-2012, 04:42 PM
  #11
Green Broke
He doesn't look bad, it's just his coat is easily sunbleached out and it tends to be a bit dull. In all other aspects, he is perfectly healthy, mever had an issue with him and he has hard, nice feet.
     
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    01-20-2012, 06:27 PM
  #12
Foal
My friend used clam oil on here horses tails. Se offered me some I pased. I wonder if a nice edible oil would work for her coat? Something you could massage into here coat that would be no toxic. I'm totally into non toxic everything.
     
    01-22-2012, 11:37 AM
  #13
Weanling
Where do you get flax seed oil and how much do you give them?
     
    01-22-2012, 12:22 PM
  #14
Green Broke
I use Omega-3 Horseshine from www.omegafields.com. Tractor Supply sells it.

Pricey per bag but my horses only get 1/2 cup daily, each.

This is my horse with the serious metabolic issues. He was 23+ when this was taken. He'd had a bath the night before; all he got for this pic was a light brushing to get the shavings off. All my horses are slick like this; I don't feed grain either. He's also the fella in my avatar at age 16 and "on his way" to metabolic issues but I didn't realize it at that point.
     
    01-24-2012, 04:03 PM
  #15
Weanling
We just give a splash of regular vegetable oil with Byron's grain and suppliments and it makes his coat very glossy.
     
    01-28-2012, 07:54 PM
  #16
Foal
I've used boss and it really does help their coats. I've had my TB for 16 years and just this past year started giving him boss (it was suggested to me to help him gain some weight) To be honest it didn't seem to help him gain weight but his coat looked AMAZING! He is a dark bay and every summer he gets totally sun bleached making him look orangey. I started in about June and by some time in July he started to dapple - His coat has NEVER dappled the entire time I've had him! and eventually his coat got so dark I couldn't notice the dapples anymore. It really does help their coats. I know other people may disagree with me but that is just my own personal experience feeding them to my horse.
     
    01-28-2012, 09:05 PM
  #17
Started
There's a good informational page about feeding BOSS here: Black Oil Sunflower Seeds for Horses

The link above also addresses the concerns that some people have about the omgea-6 fatty acids causing inflammation. Basically, if you're just feeding a cup or two a day for a little shine in your horse's coat, it's not something to be concerned about. It's once you're feeding 2 or more pounds a day for weight gain that it might become an issue.

I have fed most of my horses a daily cup of BOSS with great results. I love their sleek shiny coats.
     
    01-29-2012, 12:54 PM
  #18
Foal
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Originally Posted by Ellie Bramel    
My friend used clam oil on her horses tails. She offered me some, I pased. I wonder if a nice edible oil would work for her coat? Something you could massage into here coat that would be no toxic. I'm totally into non toxic everything.
I will be taking some time to figure out how to use the Horse Forum.
     
    01-29-2012, 12:55 PM
  #19
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ellie Bramel    
My friend used clam oil on her horses tails. She offered me some, I pased. I wonder if a nice edible oil would work for her coat? Something you could massage into here coat that would be no toxic. I'm totally into non toxic everything.
I will be taking some time to figure out how to use the Horse Forum.
     
    01-29-2012, 05:03 PM
  #20
Green Broke
I use regular vegetable oil drizzled over my mare's grain. I originally started giving it to her because she needed extra calories without the "heat" of extra grain. A nice side effect is that her coat is nice and shiny even in winter.

I really didn't realize how much difference it made until my gelding's winter coat came in dull and hers came in shiny (he wasn't getting the oil because he didn't need the calories). But it's made such a difference in the mare's coat that now I give the gelding a drizzle too. I am hoping to see a nice difference when he sheds out in a month or so.
     

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