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    08-10-2013, 12:19 PM
Coat is only shiny in spots?

My gelding has only certain spots of shiny coat and most other areas are dull .. Why is that and how can I make his whole coat naturally shiny
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    08-11-2013, 07:36 AM
What are you currently feeding? Also was his coat completely shiny at some point before this?
    08-11-2013, 08:28 AM
Well I had just got him this April and not sure what his coat was like before as he was still shedding his winter coat when I go home
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    09-02-2013, 04:46 PM
I have two horses that my ex husband had let starve before the judge handed over to me and let me tell you their coats were horrible with rain rot and just dull from lack of nutrition and grooming. Well we started them on triumph 12% pellets which has lots of vitamins minerals fats and protein which is a good start. They also get flaxseed twice daily and some oil. We also make sure to keep them hosed off when they get sweaty because the salt really dries out a nice coat. Then at night before we put them up they get a full grooming which takes about 30 minutes per horse. Its only been a month but they've gained back some weight and their coats look amazing, they actually glisten in the sun. I think if you make sure he has good nutrition and you make sure he's groomed daily I think you'll start to see a huge difference in his coat. Oh and I haven't tried this yet but my vet told me to buy a spray bottle that hooks up to your hose and fill it with apple cider vinegar and spray them down once a week to balance the ph of their skin. Idk he might be on to something
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    09-02-2013, 04:48 PM
Ya he was not that great. Health when I got him and this summer I fattened him up to a good weight and I've been grooming about 25/30 min a day and hose him down after I ride and he has shined up a ton.. Should be shiny now for our show this weekend!
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    09-02-2013, 04:49 PM
And I feed 11% grain 2x a day a coffee can full and grass hay
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    09-04-2013, 12:09 PM
I swear by flax seed. My horse glows with it :)
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    09-11-2013, 11:48 AM
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!

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