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post #11 of 25 Old 01-31-2012, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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haha yeah yeah Dillon is very shiny Joanne And very dapply too!! You remember Sandie when she was golden don't you??

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post #12 of 25 Old 01-31-2012, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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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.
I would LOVE to try something like Gold as Sun or one of the others you mentioned but they all have either molasses or soy in them, or both Sandie's allergies seem to get in the way of a LOT of feeds/supplements!! How do you feed the straight paprika/how much and how often?? I've heard of that working before...

SmartPak recommended I try the SmartOmega ULTRA since she's on the basic SmartOmega right now...it just has a little more of the flax seed and fish oil...I guess it's worth a shot anyway!

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post #13 of 25 Old 01-31-2012, 08:22 AM
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how often do you groom her ?

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how often do you groom her ?
Every single night! And I'm meticulous so she gets a good grooming, curry first, then stiff brush then soft brush!

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Okay, one, your horse is beautiful! I mean, I'm partial to the first dark golden color she had going, but hey, she's still lovely. As for shiny...well, I can't offer too much advice. I don't own a horse, I've only got theoretical knowledge.

What theoretical knowledge I DO have says flax seeds will make any hair -- including yours -- shiny. Fresh-ground, preferably, though I'm not sure about the dosage. Buut...aha! Flax Seed There we go. That explains it pretty well. Also? I read somewhere else that it protects you from radiation, flax. Hah!

As for the Gold as Sun type things...do the buckets come with labels? I can't find an ingredients list online, but maybe if you found on in person you could read it and try and find the individual ingredients? From what I've seen, it included different seaweeds -- which I think are good for the proteins in skin and hair -- and herbs and spices. Not so sure what those are, so I don't know what they do, but...if you could find it, maybe you could remake it without the ingredients she's allergic to?
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I use shampoo made for black horses on all my colors, buckskin, palomino, and grays included. I think that helps.
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post #17 of 25 Old 01-31-2012, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, one, your horse is beautiful! I mean, I'm partial to the first dark golden color she had going, but hey, she's still lovely. As for shiny...well, I can't offer too much advice. I don't own a horse, I've only got theoretical knowledge.

What theoretical knowledge I DO have says flax seeds will make any hair -- including yours -- shiny. Fresh-ground, preferably, though I'm not sure about the dosage. Buut...aha! Flax Seed There we go. That explains it pretty well. Also? I read somewhere else that it protects you from radiation, flax. Hah!

As for the Gold as Sun type things...do the buckets come with labels? I can't find an ingredients list online, but maybe if you found on in person you could read it and try and find the individual ingredients? From what I've seen, it included different seaweeds -- which I think are good for the proteins in skin and hair -- and herbs and spices. Not so sure what those are, so I don't know what they do, but...if you could find it, maybe you could remake it without the ingredients she's allergic to?
I have heard that about flax and I know that's in one of her current supplements already but to what degree I'm not sure. I like your idea about creating my own product but unfortunately some of the ingredients I might not have access to or know the exact amount to use.
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post #18 of 25 Old 01-31-2012, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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I use shampoo made for black horses on all my colors, buckskin, palomino, and grays included. I think that helps.
Hmmm interesting idea!! What is it in those shampoos that claims to bring out the dark color in black horses anyway?
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If I remember, I will read the ingredients on my shampoo today.
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Good hay, grain and grooming.

I own a dark (smutty) buckskin, and my BOs own two buttermilk buckskins. All of them are shiny and dappled in the summer and fall, and all three are shiny now even with winter coats.

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