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Can a buckskin truly "shine"?

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    01-30-2012, 01:52 PM
Green Broke
Question Can a buckskin truly "shine"?

I own a 10yo buckskin mare, and have recently started trying her on SmartOmega 3 (she can't use Omega Horseshine which I hear is great, due to her allergies) She is allergic to molasses, soy products and alfalfa.

Anyway, she's been on the SmartOmega for probably 3 months now, and I haven't noticed ANY differences. So my question is...with a light colored buckskin like mine, is she ever REALLY going to shine, or am I basically pushing towards something that's never going to happen?

Here are the other supplements she's on just to get all of her vitamins and such (because she can't be on any commercial horse feeds so she's just on rolled barley to mix her supplements with):

Tri-amino (for protein):
Tri-Amino - Equine Metabolic Supplements from SmartPak Equine

Augment (multi vitamin):
Augment - Horse Multi-Vitamin Supplements from SmartPak Equine

Here's what she looks like now by the way...
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    01-30-2012, 02:14 PM
Green Broke
Oh and here's what she used to look like back in 2009, the summer after I first bought her. Once she had shed out her winter coat, this lovely golden coat came through!

She had just turned 8 when this photo was taken and in the first photo taken this fall she is 10 1/2, she will be 11 in April. How much of this is a nutrition thing do you think, vs just a buckskin getting older and fading in color thing??

She even had DAPPLES (just like her dam has!) back in 2009 and I haven't seen them since we had to take her off the commercial horse feed.

And for a more "fair" comparison since the first photo was taken in the fall on a cloudy day, here's a photo taken this past summer on a sunny day...
    01-30-2012, 02:41 PM
The filly I just sold if very shiny in summer. And she was never on anything special.

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    01-30-2012, 03:14 PM
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I submit ...yes.
    01-30-2012, 03:44 PM
Green Broke
Here is Pilgrim with some shine on him.
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    01-30-2012, 04:45 PM
All are gorgeous!
    01-30-2012, 04:55 PM
Green Broke
Pilgrim looks in need of a new home...and he said he wants to live with Biscuit so just send him over to me.

Gorgeous horses folks - simply gorgeous.

My cousin's buckskin has a gorgeous coat. He is on Safe Choice. He was starved to skin and bones 2 years ago when she got him. He looks fantastic now!
    01-30-2012, 04:57 PM
I don't have a picture but my buckskin was very shiny this summer then this winter he is alot lighter and not as shiny cuase of the winter coat!!
    01-30-2012, 05:13 PM

    01-30-2012, 06:13 PM
I've never actually owned a buckskin, but yes, your mare can shine, even at the lighter color. I've seen grays work up a sheen.

Just on the side, have you ever thought about color enhancement, like Gold as Sun (something like that?), SmartDark, or even straight paprika? It's all known to bring back out the golden and dapples back out. I know paprika helps my bay. Plus, those supplements have other ingredients for additional shine and overall coat health. I'm not sure about her allergies with those though....

This particular supplement might not be the one for her. Some things just don't work on all horses. I think you should have noticed something, by three months.

I would personally try a different supplement. I think it's nutritional.

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