I found the Coconut Oil at Walmart today in the cooking oil section. So they do carry it, it must have been out of stock the first time I looked. They actually had two kinds, about the same price of $6, but one jar was bigger, so I bought the bigger jar.
I was disappointed how stiff it was when I tried it out the horses. Almost like candle wax. I could hardly get my fingers into it. (The weather was in the low 40's). Once I managed to get some loose it did melt in my hands but it was slow going applying it to the mane and tail. And then the hair was really stiff.
So, I tucked it aside and will keep using my baby oil/hair lotion mixture until the weather warms up. I am hoping in the spring I will get some use out of the coconut oil!