09-11-2013, 10:48 AM
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In shedding season I supplement with a mix of Linseed, Sunflower and Almond meal (commonly known as LSA Mix in Australia). The horses love it and it improves shine no end. I also put Apple Cider Vinegar in their feed every couple of months for a week or so; it's a great general tonic! It's also really good for cleaning feet and keeping infections such as seedy toe and thrush at bay. It's a natural anti-bacterial and anti-biotic.
Daily grooming of the coat will help to remove the dull fibres but only use appropriate brushes. If needed, the coat can be wiped over with a damp microfibre cloth, and a tiny bit of coat conditioner can also be used weekly. This will help stop dirt from sticking to the coat and give the appearance of a high shine.
I also tried giving my mare a mixed oil supplement designed for overall health and coat condition but she didn't like it. My gelding, on the other hand, loves it!